Chiropractic Adjustments For Pain Relief

What are chiropractic adjustments, and how can they reduce pain?

Have you been struggling with stubborn pain and stiffness in the back? Has your range of motion become limited from persistent symptoms? If so, you may benefit from a chiropractic adjustment.

Chiropractic adjustments have many benefits. This effective treatment works to reduce pain, restore functions, and correct your body’s alignment. Our practitioners at Zenith Physiotherapy and Wellness in Airdrie, AB can teach you more about adjustments and determine if you’re a candidate for treatment.

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What Is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment, also referred to as spinal or joint manipulation, is a therapeutic treatment in which a licensed chiropractor uses their hands or specialized instruments to manipulate the joints in your body. A chiropractic adjustment can help reduce pain and realign the body so it can properly function.

The Role of a Chiropractor

Specializing in the spine, a chiropractor can treat many different conditions that affect the nervous system and musculoskeletal systems. Chiropractors may work with physicians, surgeons, and other health professionals depending on your condition and symptoms.

In addition, chiropractors can work to reduce pain just about anywhere in your body. Whether it’s your head, shoulders, pelvis, or ankles, a chiropractor is trained to treat symptoms and restore functions. Another benefit to chiropractic care is that treatment does not require medications or invasive procedures.

Chiropractic treatment often involves:

  • Adjustments: Gently realigns joints, reduces pain, and restores motion.
  • Soft-tissue therapy: Eases tight muscles, relieves muscle spasms, and breaks the tension in the tissues surrounding each muscle.
  • Exercises and stretches: Both promote joint stability, endurance, and range of motion.
  • Joint bracing/taping: Supports strained muscles or joints and promotes healing.
  • Integrative medicine: Some chiropractors may recommend a diet to reduce inflammation, promote healthy eating, and practice weight management. Others may refer you to a specialist that can help such as a licensed dietitian or nutritionist.

What Does a Chiropractic Adjustment Treat/Manage?

All chiropractic adjustments benefit your musculoskeletal system. People with painful, stiff muscles may opt for an adjustment to relieve pain and increase their range of motion. Conditions that chiropractic adjustments treat include:

  • Arthritis.
  • Headaches/migraines.
  • Concussion recovery.
  • Sciatica.
  • Joint pain and discomfort.
  • Back pain.
  • Neck pain.
  • Stiff/tight muscles.
  • Muscle aches.

Many patients who don’t want to take prescription medicine will rely on chiropractic adjustment for pain relief.

Am I a Candidate for a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Patients with back pain, neck pain, joint pain, headaches, or underlying health conditions such as osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia are good candidates for chiropractic treatment. Those looking to improve joint stiffness and mobility may also benefit from chiropractic care. A chiropractic adjustment can be an effective option for all ages.

Before treatment, your chiropractor will perform an assessment to ensure that you’re a good candidate for treatment. If a chiropractic adjustment isn’t suitable for your condition, your chiropractor will match you with another form of treatment or recommend a different specialist.

What to Expect During Treatment

During a chiropractic adjustment, you will typically lie face down on a chiropractic table that allows your body to be elevated in certain areas. This helps your chiropractor apply pressure to the affected areas. Using their hands or an instrument, your chiropractor will then apply controlled pressure to specific joints, or stretch them beyond their normal limits. This technique works to align the vertebrae and relieve muscle tension.

Recovery at Zenith Physiotherapy and Wellness in Airdrie, AB always begins with a comprehensive assessment. During this appointment, your chiropractor will discuss important details about your health such as your medical history, current symptoms, and lifestyle factors that could be contributing to your condition. This way, your practitioner can create a treatment plan that aligns with your unique needs and is best suitable for your diagnosis.

If needed, your chiropractor will request diagnostic imaging tests to better understand your musculoskeletal system. These may include x-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.

Request an Appointment Today!

Curious to learn more about chiropractic adjustments or figure out if you’re a good fit? Our team at Zenith Physiotherapy and Wellness in Airdrie, AB will provide you with the best treatment for your condition and resolve symptoms as soon as possible.

Call us today to book an appointment!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!