If you’ve never had a chiropractic adjustment before, you may wonder what it feels like. Your first treatment will hopefully turn into a long-term working relationship with your chiropractor, in which the two of you work together as a true team in charge of promoting your best health.
Chiropractic adjustments provide many benefits for your health. Maxwell Muehleip, DC, and the team of providers at Nutura Clinic in Portland, Oregon, explain more about what a chiropractic adjustment can do for you and how it can form the basis for your best health.
Benefits of a chiropractic adjustment
If you’ve never had a chiropractic adjustment, you may be unsure of what to expect. Some of the benefits of getting an adjustment include:
- Restoring full range of motion to your limbs
- Restoring proper spinal alignment
- Relieving lower back pain
- Improving neck pain
- Reducing muscle pain
- Managing and relieving headaches
Even though chiropractic adjustments may feel a bit uncomfortable, and you may be a little sore afterward, they’re ultimately beneficial.
How often you need chiropractic adjustments
When you come in for an adjustment, your chiropractor will likely want to schedule another appointment for you to return. This isn’t some scam to get you to part with your money, but rather a plan to maintain your health.
Don’t feel alarmed if your chiropractor wants to see you every couple of weeks or even more often, especially while your body is in poor alignment. Once we get your body back into proper alignment, you may need to only come in once a month or so to maintain your adjustment.
The different types of chiropractic adjustments
Although it may seem like one chiropractic adjustment is the same as any other, there are multiple different types of chiropractic adjustments:
- Spinal kinesiopathology, which refers to the bones in your spine
- Neuropathophysiology, which refers to the functioning of your nerves
- Myopathology, which refers to how your muscles function
- Histopathology, which refers to how well your soft tissues are functioning
- Pathophysiology, which refers to processes occuring in your body that can be caused by new injuries or traumas
Dr. Muehleip knows which adjustments you need as a result of screening before your exam, often including X-rays.
Getting adjustments can help if you’re experiencing a lot of chronic pain. If you think you may need an adjustment or you’re feeling a lot of pain that isn’t responding well to other treatments, consider a chiropractic adjustment. Contact the providers at Nutura Clinic today by calling our office or requesting an appointment online.