Here at Copiague Chiropractic PC in Copiague, NY, we have witnessed chiropractic care impact the lives of many patients. Some might come with chronic pain that interferes with their daily activities, and after receiving care, they may be able return to their normal pain-free routine. Unfortunately, many people don’t receive this care because they don’t know it’s an option for their pain. One of the most common treatment methods is chiropractic adjustments, also known as spinal manipulation. It’s an approach chiropractors use to improve your bodily function.
What Is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
Chiropractic adjustment provides an alternative treatment method to medicine or surgery. Chiropractors use a particular instrument or their hands to manipulate your vertebrae, which can give pain relief. This relief comes from the spine going back into alignment. Misalignment can come from a variety of sources, such as injuries or poor posture.
What Are the Conditions Treated by a Chiropractic Adjustment?
Chiropractic adjustment treats a lot of musculoskeletal system conditions. Most people choose this treatment due to a variety of conditions which may include:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Lower back pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Muscle aches or stiff muscles
What to Expect during a Chiropractic Adjustment
On your first visit, a chiropractor on our team will want to know about your medical history by asking some questions. We will then perform a limited physical examination paying attention to your spine. Other tests, including X-rays, may be ordered before the chiropractor recommends chiropractic adjustment as the treatment method.
During the procedure, a chiropractor on our team will ask to lie on a designed chiropractic table targeting the affected areas. He or she will then use his or her hands and apply a controlled force to a vertebra. As the chiropractor moves the vertebrae, some popping sounds may be heard during the treatment session.
Chiropractors use non-invasive treatment methods, making it one of the benefits of chiropractic adjustment. Other potential benefits can include:
- Helps improve posture
- Helps reduce inflammation
- Helps increase your range of motion
- Helps improve your joint mobility and your overall health
- Helps decrease your recovery period
- Helps improve your immune system
- Helps improve your quality of life
- Helps relieve prenatal discomfort through pregnancy adjustments
- Helps improves the overall well-being and health children through pediatric adjustments
Are Chiropractic Adjustments Safe?
Chiropractic adjustments are mostly painless and natural and pose no or minimal risks of complications. However, let a chiropractor on our team know if you suffer from an underlying condition like bone cancer, as other chiropractic treatment methods may be appropriate and safer for you.
Visit Us for Pediatric Adjustments and Pregnancy Adjustments
Try chiropractic care if you suffer from chronic pain that won’t go away. Our chiropractors will not only treat you but can advise on the best nutrition and lifestyle changes for effective and lasting healing. If you live in Copiague, NY, and are looking for a chiropractor, look no further than us at Copiague Chiropractic PC. Call us at (631) 608-8700 for more information.