Chiropractic is primarily used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue, such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. It is sometimes used in conjunction with conventional medical treatment.
How does this treatment work
Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments. Properly aligning the body’s musculoskeletal structure enables the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury caused by a traumatic event or repetitive stresses.
One of the most common and well known therapeutic procedures performed by doctors of chiropractic is spinal manipulation (sometimes referred to as a “chiropractic adjustment”). The purpose of spinal manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for an individual. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, allowing tissues to heal.
Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours. Compared to other common treatments for pain, such as over-the-counter and prescription pain medications, chiropractic’s conservative approach offers a safe and effective option.
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Chiropractic therapy is used to treat several medical conditions. Medical institutions use it in different ways. It can be used to improve immune responsiveness, digestion, relieve pain or inflammation, or even sever stress.
Pain Free Treatment
Chiropractic therapy is prescribed and performed under medical supervision. The treatment is pain free requiring you to only lay or stand. Like all medical treatments, overall chiropractic therapy is extremely safe.
We can effectively treat common sports related injuries such as muscle strains, tennis elbow, pelvic sprains. As a sports specific chiropractors we focus on relieving pressure in the joints, soft tissue and typical spinal adjusting techniques to prevent injuries and increasing recovery times comparable to strength training.