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Chiropractic Adjustment

Overview of the Service

Adjustments are often the most common service associated with chiropractors. A chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which our trained specialists will use our hands, or often times a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a joint in hopes of correcting structural alignment and improving overall body function.

Adjustments, simply put, are a way to correct joint dysfunction. Although adjustments are primarily thought of in reference to the spine, they are also used to help treat other body parts such as the knee, shoulder, elbow, feet, and hands; essentially anywhere where a joint isn’t aligned or operating effectively.

Here at AIH, we also use adjustments to correct subluxations, which can be defined as a misalignment of the vertebrae, or bones out of place in the spine. This misalignment can put pressure on the nerves, and interfere with normal communication throughout the body that is directed from the spine, which could cause other complications in the body. Often times, we notice issues stemming from these subluxations helped or resolved as a result of adjustments.

One thing we like to stress about chiropractic adjustments is that they are a process. Adjustments aren’t a one-time fix. Rather, they act as a continued corrective process over time. We offer periodic re-evaluations over time to continually monitor progress and ensure that what we are doing is working for the client.

Benefits

There are a handful of benefits that come with chiropractic adjustments. First off, it is a drug free way to relieve pain. One of our primary goals is to not just mask symptoms, but to work at the root of the issue. Adjustments correct the core issue, and over time help restore normal function, or as close to as possible. Adjustments also help to relieve inflammation.

Chiropractic adjustments, as mentioned above, can also help relieve other issues. They’ve been proven to help relieve headaches in some cases. Another study also showed that chiropractic adjustments could give people suffering from high blood pressure the same effect as taking prescribed medications, without the negative side effects.