Have you seen videos online of people getting a chiropractic back adjustment? Or maybe you know someone that has gotten adjusted? There is no surprise that the relief they feel after it is done seems too good to be true. The results of chiropractic treatment are often quite miraculous, even though chiropractors do not claim to be miracle workers.
How does chiropractic care work?
The longevity of chiropractic has led to its wide acceptance as a safe and effective alternative to traditional medicine. Certain issues are excluded from this, however.
The foundation of chiropractic lies in the concept that physical problems are linked to dysfunctional musculoskeletal systems. Practices that focus on the spine are included in this field. As a result, it makes sense, since the spine supports the body and allows movement.
Adjustments or manipulations are the techniques chiropractors use. This helps to align the spine and other parts of the body. The process of manipulation may sound alarming to those who are unfamiliar with it, even though it is gentle.
Chiropractic advocates agree that it is safe and beneficial. Most patients feel that adjustments are very relaxing because it can be used to relieve pain.
Chiropractic care treats the whole body
A chiropractic back adjustment is effective for many other issues including:
- Migraines and headaches
- Whiplash due to auto injuries
- Leg and arm pain
- Neck, shoulder, and upper back pain
Stress and tension can also be relieved with chiropractic care. Chiropractic care has been shown to boost the immune system. Many people don’t suffer from chronic pain and visit the chiropractor frequently. It is important for them to align their bodies so that their energy can flow freely.
Moving your legs around or cracking your spine may not seem like they could help with other problems in your body, but they can. There are many health benefits associated with chiropractic care. A chiropractor’s care can have a positive impact on your overall health and well-being.
The difference between acute and chronic pain
Is there a difference between these two types of pain? There are many causes of chronic back pain, including autoimmune diseases, arthritis, neuropathy, and cancer. Lifting heavy objects and straining your muscles, slipping on icy sidewalks, or having another accident can cause acute back pain.
Physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage, electro stimulation, heat or cold therapy, and massage are some of the options for treating acute pain.
When in pain, people think they should stay mobile and take a break. This, however, is not the best approach. Despite the temptation to just lie on the couch or in bed, waiting for others to take care of you can be harmful. Get your blood flowing by moving around. By doing so, inflammation can be reduced, and muscle tension can be prevented.
An over-the-counter painkiller, muscle relaxant, or narcotic painkiller will not solve a patient’s chronic pain problem. Even though non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are effective at reducing inflammation, they won’t cause it to disappear.
Chiropractic back adjustment for relief from stiffness and pain
There are many ways in which a patient may experience lumbar or lower back pain. Patients may experience sharp or stabbing pains, dull, persistent aches, burning sensations, or spasms. Muscles, nerves, and joints may be injured to varying degrees.
A lumbar strain or injury can also cause reduced mobility and stiffness. Some areas of your body may feel restricted, such as your ability to bend, reach for objects, or roll in bed.
Chiropractic care can relieve acute pain. Not only does it relieve pain and stiffness, but it also corrects the underlying cause.
Adjustment of the lower back
How does an adjustment work? You will be asked to lie down on a table by the chiropractor. The chiropractor will manipulate your limbs to stretch and stimulate joint release. The sound is known as popping or crackling. Similar to cracking your knuckles, but on a larger scale. It’s completely harmless and normal.
Also, your joints might be bent or you might be positioned in a particular way. Make sure you relax, don’t tighten your muscles, and let the practitioner handle the job. Even though the practitioner may focus on your lower back, a chiropractic back adjustment could affect your entire body.
Manual therapy, therapeutic massage, and myofascial release may also be provided by chiropractors along with spinal manipulation.
Many people in the world suffer from chronic pain and it’s important to find the correct treatment. Again, pain pills can make life easier but doesn’t correct the issue. At Leigh Brain & Spine, we recommend coming in to get evaluated so we can properly address your needs and concerns.