After a chiropractic adjustment, there is an increase in joint space. If that increase in joint space is in your spinal column, there may actually be a slight height difference. Further, after treatment, you may improve posture, which may also add to the “feeling taller effect.” Seeing a chiropractor will not make your bones enlarge in size.
Chiropractic care is extremely safe. Chiropractors take great measures to ensure that your treatment will be as comfortable as possible. However, there are some examples where chiropractic treatment is not recommended. Specifically for people who have something such as brittle bone disease or are osteoporotic, depending on the degree of osteoporosis. Chiropractic adjustments may not be an acceptable way to treat that patient. Therefore, a Chiropractor will use different methods in order to help treat that individual, such as instrument-assisted techniques or with tools like the Activator. Overall, chiropractic adjustments are safe.
You should go to a chiropractor when you are experiencing joint pains, after a fall, after a motor vehicle accident, throwing out your back, etc. If you wait too long, it can be challenging to pinpoint the damage and affect your recovery time. A chiropractor is great for treating your neck, low back pain, or even knee and hip pain. Chiropractors can also help improve the function of your body’s core muscles which allow you to exercise more efficiently, prevent injuries from occurring and enhance athletic performance.
When you visit a chiropractor, they will begin with an initial assessment to understand your medical history and goals. Your chiropractor will listen to your complaints and conduct an examination. They’ll discover the source of the problem and properly treat it. Treatment may involve spinal manipulation, soft tissue therapy, and exercises. Chiropractors can often provide medication-free relief from physical pain.
While chiropractic neck adjustments can be an effective treatment for certain conditions, they also carry a small risk of complications, such as stroke, nerve damage, or disc herniation. It is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional before undergoing any type of spinal manipulation, especially if you have a preexisting condition or are taking any medications. Chiropractors are trained professionals who take precautions to minimize the risk of injury, but it is always important to weigh the potential risks and benefits before undergoing any treatment.
If you are diagnosed with scoliosis, please tell your chiropractor during your initial assessment. A chiropractor can effectively reduce the risk factors of scoliosis, depending on the type of scoliosis. Scoliosis can be treated with specific types of chiropractic adjustments and exercises to improve range of motion, flexibility, posture & more. A Chiropractor can figure out the cause of scoliosis and treat it accordingly.
Depending on the practitioner, chiropractic appointments last anywhere from eight minutes to an hour. For Dr. Joshua Konu at Human Integrated Performance he likes to have a minimum of 15 minutes. That gives enough time to do a reassessment and also to provide thorough treatment. For individuals with more than one problem, a 30-minute appointment or an extended appointment will allow enough time to treat multiple areas.
There is no concrete answer as to how often you should see a chiropractor. Typically, someone suffering from low back pain would come into their chiropractor on a weekly basis for a few weeks up to a few months. It depends on the patient, but an average person in good health should see a chiropractor once or twice every month for regular maintenance. If you are experiencing a reoccurring issue or have recently been involved in an accident or a fall, your needs may be more advanced and require more frequent treatment.
Yes, a good chiropractic assessment will reveal whether or not you have sustained any injuries that may require treatment. Whiplash is typically the result of a sudden jerking motion of the head, most commonly from car accidents or falls. Chiropractic adjustments can help restore proper neck mobility after an accident and give your neck time to heal during the healing process. Whiplash affects muscles, ligaments, joints & bones; therefore, it is important to seek immediate medical attention after an accident.
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The primary cause of TMD is a muscle fault, so-called “trigger points”. The jaw cannot move without muscles. The jaw muscles have two origins and attach to the jawbone on each side, which moves the jaw front-back and sideways. There are many different things that can cause TMD, including teeth grinding, poor posture, stress, injury, infection, arthritis, or other conditions.