If you have tried traditional medicine without finding relief, chiropractic care could be the solution you need. Chiropractic care involves many treatments, but spinal adjustments are usually the mainstay treatment. Since many patients, especially first-timers, aren’t familiar with chiropractic adjustments, they are unsure of what to expect. Our team at ChiroMom in Bellmore believes in patient education as a part of the healing journey. Let’s look at a few of the commonly asked questions we receive about spinal adjustments.
What is a spinal adjustment?
This treatment involves using hands or instruments to align out-of-position spinal joints. Aligning your misaligned joints removes restrictions that inhibit the full functioning of the nervous system. While spinal manipulation is done on your back, the healing effects can be felt in your whole body. Since many problems radiate from the back to other areas of the body, ensuring your spine is in good health can eliminate many health problems.
How long do I need spinal adjustments?
There is no one-size-fits-all solution for all patients. Some patients find relief after one or two sessions, but others need more sessions. The treatment period depends on the extent of your condition and how well you are responding to treatment. For instance, if you have back pain from a car accident, your treatment will take longer than hurting your back because of an incorrect sleeping position.
Are spinal adjustments painful?
Pain is one of the most common reasons patients may avoid certain treatments. However, we can confidently tell you that chiropractic adjustments aren’t painful. During treatment, you may hear popping sounds, but this is the displacement of gas in your tight joints. After treatment, you might experience mild soreness. This shouldn’t be a cause of worry. The soreness comes as your joints settle into their proper positions. This feeling usually dissipates after a few days.
What conditions can spinal adjustments help with?
Spinal manipulations effectively treat numerous back conditions, including sciatica, herniated discs, scoliosis, and injuries. However, as mentioned, spinal adjustments provide relief beyond your spine. Spinal manipulations can also be used to treat shoulder and neck pain. Furthermore, your chiropractor may use spinal manipulations to treat arthritis, pinched nerves, headaches, and other health conditions.
Do spinal adjustments complement other treatments?
Spinal manipulation can work in isolation, although your chiropractor may use it alongside other remedies. For instance, we may recommend massage therapy to relax your joints before chiropractic adjustments. Spinal adjustments don’t conflict with other treatments like cold laser therapy, Webster Technique, trigger point therapy, and more.
Schedule a Spinal Adjustment in Bellmore, NY
Spinal adjustments can provide pain relief for a variety of health conditions. If you are experiencing pain and would like to learn more about our chiropractic services, call ChiroMom today at (516) 221-1212 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.