At Urban Chiropractic, we utilize the specialized technique of chiropractic adjustment as part of our comprehensive treatment approach. This non-invasive procedure is integral in addressing a myriad of conditions, including low back pain, neck pain, and headaches. Patients receiving these adjustments often report significant improvements in their physical function and overall quality of life.
Chiropractic adjustment, also referred to as spinal manipulation, involves the application of a sudden, controlled force to a specific spinal joint. This method aims to alleviate pain and discomfort, improve spinal mobility, and restore optimal body function. Despite the word ‘sudden’, the process is measured and deliberate, focusing on safety and the patient’s comfort.
The initial stage of the treatment at Urban Chiropractic involves an in-depth assessment of the patient’s condition. This comprehensive evaluation includes understanding the patient’s medical history, conducting physical examinations, and utilizing diagnostic imaging studies, such as X-rays or MRIs if necessary. This approach allows us to identify any misalignments or subluxations in the spine and develop an individualized treatment plan to address the specific needs of the patient.
After this evaluation, the patient is positioned face down on a specially designed, padded chiropractic table for the adjustment. This table is not only comfortable but also flexible, allowing us to make precise and effective adjustments. We then carefully locate the spinal joint that requires treatment and apply a controlled, sudden force to push the joint beyond its normal range of motion. This process may produce a popping or cracking sound, which is the release of gas that occurs when the joint space is expanded.
The treatment is typically painless, and most patients experience immediate relief from their symptoms. Some may feel a mild sense of discomfort or slight soreness after the first few adjustments, but this is temporary and usually subsides within 24 hours. We maintain open communication with the patient throughout the procedure, ensuring their comfort and understanding of the process.
While chiropractic adjustments can provide immediate relief for some, it’s essential to understand that each patient’s body is different, and hence the number of treatments needed varies. Most patients at Urban Chiropractic achieve maximal improvement after six to ten adjustments. However, the treatment plan may be adjusted depending on the patient’s progress and response to the therapy.
Apart from the treatment itself, we educate patients on self-care strategies, including specific exercises, lifestyle modifications, and nutritional advice. This comprehensive approach encourages healing and helps to prevent future occurrences of pain or dysfunction.
Chiropractic adjustment at Urban Chiropractic is not merely about treating symptoms but addressing the underlying cause of the pain and dysfunction. By realigning the spine, the body’s natural healing processes are enhanced, which leads to long-term improvements in health and well-being. This patient-centric, holistic approach characterizes the exceptional care provided by our team, ensuring patients receive the most effective and tailored treatment for their unique needs.