Overview of Services
Adjustments are often the most common service associated with chiropractors. A chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which our trained specialists will use their hands or small instruments 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 treat other body parts such as the knee, shoulder, elbow, feet, and hands, essentially anywhere where a joint isn’t aligned or operating properly.
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 added pressure on the nerves and interfere with normal communication throughout the body that is directed from the spine, which could further cause a plethora of complications in the body. Often times, we notice issues stemming from these subluxations helped or resolved as a result of adjustments.
We like to stress that chiropractic adjustments are a process. They are not 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.
There are a handful of benefits that come with chiropractic adjustments. First off, it is a prescription-free way to relieve pain. One of our primary goals is to not just mask symptoms, but to work at the root of this 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 throughout the body.
Chiropractic adjustments can also help relieve other health issues. They have been proven to help relieve headaches in some cases. Another study showed that chiropractic adjustments could give people suffering from high blood pressure the same effect as taking prescribed medications without the negative adverse effects.