Frequently Asked Questions
The practice of chiropractic treatment places an emphasis on the connection between the structure of the body, particularly the spine, and the functioning of the body.
Establishing normal functioning of joints: The purpose of chiropractic treatment is to bring normal function back to joints and the structures that support them, particularly the vertebral column and the pelvis.
Reduces irritation: After doing a brief examination and, in many cases, a radiological analysis, the chiropractor will then perform a series of precise adjustments to the spinal column in order to realign the body’s components to reduce body irritation.
Helps in reducing inflammation: Realignment therapy also reduces inflammation of the nerves and restores normal function.
Chiropractic treatment is most useful for relieving pain that originates in the body’s muscles and joints, including but not limited to:
- Back pain can be relieved with chiropractic care using spinal manipulations.
- Neck pain can be treated to provide tension relief, treat muscle stiffness, and improve posture.
- Discomfort in the shoulders can be treated using exercises and stretches that can be performed at home.
- Aching in the elbows can be treated to improve the range of motion with chiropractic care.
- Arthritic discomfort caused by the disease osteoarthritis can also be improved with chiropractic treatment.
When practiced correctly by a chiropractor who is both qualified and registered, chiropractic is generally safe for patients.
- It’s possible that some patients will experience unpleasant side effects as a result of their treatment, such as aches and pains.
- Some patients also experience stiffness and tiredness.
- These negative effects are typically not severe and typically disappear after a few days have passed.