The main therapeutic procedure performed by Chiropractic Physicians is known as a manipulation. It is also called a chiropractic adjustment. The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become less mobile due to tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improperly lifting a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo chemical changes that can cause both inflammation and pain for the sufferer. Manipulation of the joint restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and allowing tissues to heal. Chiropractor’s not only perform adjustments to spine but they can also adjust shoulders, elbows. wrists, knees, and your feet.
Chiropractic Physicians also utilize diagnostic procedures, including but not limited to physical examinations and x-rays when called for; physiotherapeutic modalities; and counseling of patients on appropriate lifestyle changes, nutrition and diet that could improve their musculoskeletal functioning - for example, exercises aimed at building flexibility, strength and overall well-being.
There are several types of manipulations can be performed in many ways. At the Center for Natural Medicine we use several types of adjustments including the Activator Method, Diversified, Thompson drop technique. We have treated patients of all ages. From babies a few days old to patients in there 90’s. The manipulation should generally be painless. If your manipulations are causing you pain then a different technique may be warranted. When looking for a medical doctor you usually shop until you find one you like. When looking for a Chiropractor you must find a Doctor you feel comfortable with especially with the adjustment. Every Chiropractor’s adjustments are different. If you did not like the first Chiropractor you went to then you should try another until you find the one that is best for you. Don’t discredit the whole profession because of one bad experience. All professions have good and bad physicians. So find a good one or simply call us at 330-644-7246.