Chiropractic treatment is a drug-free, all natural technique designed to correct misalignments of the spine. These misalignments, known as subluxations, may cause a wide range of symptoms, including painful conditions caused by bone-on-nerve issues.
After an initial examination in order to detect any alignment issues and review areas of concern, your provider will apply pressure to different areas of the spine in order to free misaligned bones from their incorrect position. After the adjustment, the targeted areas will be free to move back into alignment. It is common for the muscles connected to misaligned vertebrae to become accustomed to the incorrect bone placement, and attempt to pull the vertebrae back into misalignment after an initial chiropractic adjustment. This is why it is important to receive multiple adjustments in order to reteach the muscles and allow them to maintain the correct alignment. Your provider may also combine chiropractic treatment with other therapies in order to achieve the most successful realignment outcome.
Chiropractic adjustments are highly customized to every patient, which is why your treatment may vary in the techniques used from those used with other patients. Your provider will decide which techniques will offer the best outcome for you specific alignment issues, and these techniques may even vary from visit to visit. Some adjustments will have you laying on either adjustable or stationary tables, and others will have you in a seated position.
Although some patients suffering from pain caused by a misalignment may experience very mild discomfort during an adjustment, the gentle pressure and minimal force used during the treatment are typically pain free. There may be some popping noises during the adjustment, as gas pockets are released by the freeing of misaligned joints; however, this is completely normal and will typically go away as more adjustments are completed.
Chirporactic services are available at the Sports Spine and Injury Center with Dr. Russ Jepson. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call the Sports Spine and Injury Center at 435.688.7246, or request an appointment online.