If you suffer from a neck or back injury, you will quickly realize just how debilitating it can be. Neck and back injuries can impact every movement you make. Chiropractic care is a safe and non-invasive treatment option that can help treat and heal many common injuries. Through chiropractic adjustments, a chiropractor can work to restore balance to the body, helping to alleviate symptoms. Below, let's learn more about chiropractic adjustments and care.
Common Injuries and Conditions
Chiropractic adjustments are a common treatment option for many neck and back conditions and injuries. These adjustments work to restore balance to the body, which can instantly provide relief. Many sprains and strains can be treated with chiropractic adjustments by releasing undue stress and pressure from the body, which allows injuries to heal. Herniated discs are often treated by a chiropractor. Chiropractic adjustments give the disc the freedom to heal naturally. Further, chiropractic adjustments can also help fix knee, shoulder, hip, or ankle pain by properly aligning the body so the structural and neuromuscular systems work together in harmony.
A chiropractic adjustment is a quick, high velocity, or gentle, calculated movement that pushes a vertebra back into alignment. A chiropractor will perform an adjustment through manual manipulation. This includes providing targeted pressure to areas of the spine and back. A chiropractor may manipulate parts of the body to target just the right area for an adjustment. During an adjustment, you may hear a loud pop or crack. This is the release of gasses that have built up between the bones in the joint. The popping sound is a completely normal and a natural occurrence, and is often accompanied by an instant sensation of relief. Often, chiropractic adjustments are paired with other techniques including medical massage, moist heat, or elector stimulation. Using a combination of treatment options can better help treat an injury.
Generally speaking, the only major side effect people experience is a relief of painful symptoms. Following an adjustment, people may feel slightly sore or stiff. Typically, this only lasts for a few hours before the stiffness subsides. To help alleviate symptoms, an ice pack or over the counter pain medication can help. If stiffness persists for more than 24 hours, please contact your chiropractor.
At Charleston Chiropractic Services, we want to help get you back to your normal life. Our chiropractor offers safe and effective treatment for a variety of injuries, conditions, and diseases. Many people often turn to chiropractic care because it is a safe, non-invasive treatment option. If you are a resident of Charleston, SC, and want to schedule an appointment, call us today at (843) 225-4357.