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Chiropractic Adjustment

Chiropractic Adjustment

What Is A Chiropractic Adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is achieved through manual spinal manipulation, wherein the chiropractor gently stretches, thrusts, and applies pressure as they see fit until the spine is more optimally aligned. Chiropractors are trained and licensed to apply various techniques in order to provide individualized chiropractic care.

We will begin with a full “needs assessment” prior to treatment. Once a plan of action is determined, we then will use specific controlled forces based on your pain points, keeping in mind any underlying conditions. As a patient, the only difference you will feel is in the level of pressure applied and the speed of application. Our chiropractor is likely to utilize one of the most common chiropractic techniques, involving a strong directional thrust directly into the joint. As pressure is released from the joints, there will be an audible “pop” or “crack,” which is nothing more than air escaping the affected area. Upon this release, you could or may feel immediate relief.

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Is A Chiropractic Adjustment Right For You?

A full body chiropractic adjustment focuses on your whole body, resulting in increased mobility and less pain. If you are someone who is suffering from similar issues, you may want to seek an adjustment! This treatment addresses misaligned and aching joints with a variety of chiropractic techniques. Most of the time, our chiropractor in Charleston, SC will adjust your spine to help soothe your body aches.

What body parts can chiropractors adjust?

In addition, chiropractors can treat musculoskeletal pain anywhere in your body: in your head and jaws, shoulders, elbows and wrists, hips and pelvis and your knees and ankles.

How long does a full body chiropractic adjustment take?

Chiropractic appointments, and the time it takes to realign your spine through an adjustment, tend to be quite short for the most part. Appointments typically range from 15-45 minutes. Because your first chiropractic appointment will involve a full needs assessment, expect to be there for around 45 minutes. This will give the chiropractic team enough time to fully understand what is bothering you, what conditions you may have, and to create a personalized treatment plan for you to get started.

What is the average time it takes to complete a full-body chiropractic adjustment?

The time required to adjust your spine using chiropractic adjustments is usually very short. The average appointment lasts between 15 and 45 minutes. Expect to spend around 45 minutes on your first appointment with chiropractic. This will include a complete needs assessment. The Elevate Spinal Care chiropractic team will take approximately 45 minutes to assess your condition and create a customized treatment plan.

What length of time do you need to continue receiving chiropractic adjustments?

The length of your appointment for an adjustment will depend on many factors. Your spine alignment and the reason you are experiencing misalignment will determine how many adjustments you need. You can expect to have 4-12 sessions per week. A personalized treatment plan will be created for you. This will determine how often you need to book adjustments.

What should you wear to a chiropractor appointment?

Your clothes shouldn’t restrict your movement when you visit our chiropractic office for an adjustment. They should allow you to move freely and be able to lay down. This is easier with loose clothing. Wear comfortable running pants, yoga pants, or leggings with a loose shirt.

What are the risks of a chiropractic adjustment?

When a licensed and trained chiropractor performs an adjustment, it is safe. Although complications from adjustments are rare, they can include:

  • Disk herniation or worsening of existing herniation
  • Lower spinal column compression of nerves
  • After neck manipulation, a certain type of stroke is used
  • Severe osteoporosis
  • Tingling, numbness or loss of strength in an arm, leg, or arm
  • Your spine is the cancerous zone
  • A higher risk of stroke
  • An abnormal bone structure in the upper neck.

What are the results of a Chiropractic adjustment?

Low back pain can be treated with chiropractic adjustments at Elevate Spinal Care. Research suggests that spinal manipulation can also be used to treat headaches and other conditions related to the spine, such as neck pain.

Chiropractic adjustments are not for everyone. It all depends on your individual situation. 

Frequently Asked Questions

A chiropractic adjustment can reduce the pain in your neck and back. Chiropractic care is cheaper than any other method of managing back pain. This will allow you to reduce your pain levels and also lower your medical expenses. 

Two-thirds of all reactions involve local discomfort within the treatment area. The next most common reaction is pain in other areas, such as fatigue or headache. Rarely, nausea, dizziness and “other” reactions are reported.

Sleeping on your side is another way to help keep your spine aligned, so that you alleviate unnecessary pressure in the back, and help your body recover while in its most natural position.

Signs that your spine may be out of alignment are:

  1. Chronic headaches.
  2. Lower back pain
  3. Neck pain.
  4. Knee pain.
  5. Hip pain.
  6. frequent illnesses.
  7. Excessive fatigue.
  8. Numbness or tingling of the feet or hands