A chiropractic adjustment is more than just a treatment for back pain. Headaches, neck pain, and even pain in your limbs can all respond to chiropractic care. At Nutura Clinic in Portland, Oregon, chiropractic physician Maxwell Muehleip, DC, and the skilled team provide chiropractic adjustments to realign your spine and restore balance in your bones, muscles, and tissues. For more information about chiropractic adjustments, call Nutura Clinic today, or request an appointment online at any time.
A chiropractic adjustment is a treatment technique to realign your spine. Contrary to popular belief, a chiropractic adjustment doesn’t just relieve pain and pressure in your back. Your spine is the central pathway of all of your nerves and connects them all to your brain. Therefore, misalignment in your spine can cause symptoms and disruptions anywhere in your body.
A chiropractic adjustment focuses on restoring balance throughout your body to relieve pain, numbness, and other symptoms in your back, neck, head, or limbs. It can also improve your muscular functioning.
Before you undergo chiropractic adjustment, your provider examines you and asks about your symptoms. They might also recommend an X-ray or other imaging procedure to look at the joints and find areas that require treatment.
During chiropractic adjustment at Nutra Clinic, your provider positions you so that you’re lying face-down on a cushioned table. They might adjust your position depending on the source of your pain. They use their hands to apply pressure to the joints in your back.
When your provider applies pressure, you might feel or hear popping and cracking. These adjustments relieve pressure from specific nerves in or near your spine and promote healing throughout the joints. You might need several weeks of treatment before you experience a lasting improvement in your symptoms.
Chiropractic care specializes in treating subluxation. Subluxation refers to spinal misalignment that causes pressure on nerves in your spine and often causes other symptoms throughout your body. Components of subluxation include:
Spinal kinesiopathology refers to the bones in your spine. They can become stuck or stiff, or they might move too much as the result of your subluxation.
Neuropathophysiology refers to the functioning of your nerves. A subluxation can cause nerve irritation or pinching, leading to pain, numbness, or tingling.
Myopathology refers to muscle functioning. Certain muscles might overdevelop to compensate for spinal misalignment. Others can decline in their operation.
Histopathology refers to soft tissue functioning. A subluxation can cause disc injuries, which lead to swelling and inflammation around your spine.
Pathophysiology refers to processes that happen in your body as the result of diseases or injuries. Because of subluxation, the joints in your back can get injured and respond by growing new bone in an attempt to become stable.
For more information about subluxation and how a chiropractic adjustment can help relieve it naturally, call Nutra Clinic today or book an appointment online at any time.