If you know anyone who’s ever “thrown their back out” or has persistent back pain, a professional chiropractor is often the first place they go for treatment. Most of us know chiropractic therapy involves cracking your bones to feel better. But how does cracking your back help reduce pain and restore movement?
Chiropractic treatments have been around for centuries and are considered one of the safest and most effective ways to treat back and neck pain, headaches, and several other spinal conditions or injuries.
While many Winnipgger’s vaguely know what a Chiropractor does, many don’t know exactly what an adjustment involves or why treatments are performed.
What Is A Chiropractic Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is the manipulation of the spine by a licensed chiropractor using their hands or other specialized instruments. The goal of spinal manipulation – another term for chiropractic adjustment – is to apply just enough force to move the joints into the correct position, and subsequently increase motion, relieve the pressure on nerves, and reduce pain.
Simply put, proper alignment of your joints and vertebrae allows your body to begin healing naturally.
Many people have subluxations (small misalignments of the spine) for years without realizing it. Without the proper remediation, small misalignments, which may be hard to notice at first, can get worse and cause irreversible damage, like a house infested with termites! Many people experience several years or even decades of lower back pain, upper back & neck pain, and sciatica before receiving the treatment they need.
How Do Spinal Adjustments Relate To Pain Relief?
This is a great question. The spine is intricately connected to your central nervous system. Your central nervous system is responsible for communicating both function and pain to the rest of your body. If your spine is unhealthy or misaligned even just a bit, it can put serious pressure on the spine’s nerves, which interfere with the communication that your organs need in order to function properly, and signal intense pain throughout.
The more your joints are misaligned, the more pressure gets put on the nerves and the more pain you feel.
As the spine is realigned using the proper techniques by a trained professional, these symptoms along with others such as headaches can very quickly be reduced or eliminated.
But pain reduction is just one of the reasons to seek out chiro treatment. Reduction of subluxation or misalignments can do wonders for restoring range of motion, reducing muscle spasms, and improving the general function of your whole body.
In order to do this, chiropractic specialists use a range of techniques including spinal manipulation, physical therapy, massage therapy, trigger point therapy, give nutritional advice, and recommend exercises to do at home.
Where Can I Get Chiropractic Treatment?
If you are experiencing back, neck, shoulder, hip pain, or headaches and require chiropractic care, Daye Chiropractic is here to help. We offer affordable and quality care and adhere to strict cleaning, sanitization, and social distancing practices.
If you would like to make an appointment with one of our trained chiropractors, submit a form on our website or call us today on (204) 817-2181 to speak to one of our friendly staff.