Our team at Accident Care Clinic provides spinal adjustment treatments in our chiropractic clinic, located in Orlando, FL. The spinal adjustment is done to correct a vertebral misalignment that is causing pressure on the nervous system. It consists of a gentle, specific, manipulation to the spine that can be performed manually or with the use of adjusting instruments. By removing pressure upon the nervous system, via the spinal adjustment, proper nervous system function is restored to the body and therefore proper overall body function and wellness. Spinal adjustments are effective at reducing or eliminating acute pains and conditions associated with trauma/injury OR at maintaining optimum health and function if an injury is not a factor.
The Three Phases Of Chiropractic Care
Relief Care (sometimes referred to as Acute Care)
Most patients consult a chiropractor because they have an ache or pain. In this first phase of chiropractic care, the main objective is to eliminate or reduce discomfort and stabilize the condition in the quickest amount of time. During this phase, progress is usually rapid. The number of times one may visit a chiropractor during this phase of care varies and is dependent upon the specific condition. Results may be experienced in as little as a week or up to a month.
Once the condition has stabilized, the second phase of chiropractic care begins, where the objective is to correct any underlying injury or cause of the discomfort, strengthen the soft tissues of the body, and improve neuromusculoskeletal function. The frequency of office visits is often reduced during this time and many of the procedures can be often done at home after proper instruction. Treatment may be complemented by rehabilitative exercises, nutritional guidance, and modification of daily habits.
This phase is designed to maintain your overall health, encourage normal spinal function, and prevent the return of the original condition. Health is a never-ending, ongoing process. If you want to live healthily you have to develop healthy habits and stick to them for a lifetime! You don’t just get your teeth cleaned and decide that you don’t need to take care of them anymore because they are clean now! You have to continue to take care of them so they don’t decay. Your spine is no different! Your body and spine take time and effort to maintain, but the benefits are worth it in the long run. That’s why regular chiropractic check-ups are recommended.
Spinal Adjustment Frequently Asked Questions
What Is A Chiropractic Spinal Adjustment?
A chiropractic spinal adjustment is when a controlled force is applied in a precise direction to a spinal joint that’s not moving properly or it’s “locked up”. This completely safe and natural procedure corrects the structural alignment and eliminates any interference there might be in the nervous system. This means an improved spinal function, a reduction in any pain, and just an overall improvement in health and wellness.
Do Spinal Adjustments Hurt?
A spinal adjustment is a highly controlled procedure that doesn’t cause any discomfort. It uses minimal force and gentle pressure only. Actually, most patients feel immediate relief after the treatment. Any soreness that might occur after the first adjustment is just like the soreness you experience after a new workout program. We recommend you drink plenty of water, stretch, and maybe use an ice pack after your first session, it can help ease any discomfort you might be feeling.
Are Spinal Adjustments Safe?
Spinal adjustments are extremely safe when they’re performed by licensed chiropractors. Chiropractic care is actually one of the safest non-invasive and drug-free therapies out there for the treatment of back and neck problems.
Why Do Spinal Adjustments Sometimes Make A Popping Sound?
These popping sounds you hear while getting your spine adjustment are simply your joints releasing pockets of air. A spinal adjustment does not affect the bones at either side of the joint. It only affects the connective tissue that’s holding the joint together.