The human spine is the core of our skeletal structure. Because of this, all of the weight that is above our waistline comes down on each of the vertebrae in the spinal column. Any jarring done to the body can cause the alignment of these vertebrae to lead to pinched nerves, awkward displacement of weight, or other problems. Because of this, there are many benefits of getting a regular spinal adjustment. Dr. Christopher Oviatt and Dr. Michelle Martinook, with the Edmonton, AB Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic, would like to help you understand these benefits.
What is a Spinal Adjustment?
Essentially, a spinal adjustment is the realignment of the vertebrae back to their intended positions. The chiropractor will use different adjustment techniques depending on the location of the back, the toughness of the muscle, and limitations of the patient. This will help to ensure that the weight carried by the spine will be done so properly, with no offsets, unequal distribution, or other issues.
Techniques can include forms and combinations of twisting the spine, stretching the spine, and “popping” the spine into place.
What Can This Help?
People have reported several benefits to get a spinal adjustment. These can include:
- Reduced pain in the neck and back (and use of pain medication for related pain);
- Increased mobility;
- Reduced blood pressure;
- Eases arthritic symptoms and related pain;
- Improved breathing;
- Easier to sleep; and
- Improved circulation.
With the combination of small improvements that are noticed, it can total a large improvement to someone’s overall well-being.
Do I Need a Spinal Adjustment?
Have you fallen on your back? Have you been in an accident? Have you ever carried anything heavy? If you have experienced any of these things, you probably have improper alignment and could definitely benefit from a spinal adjustment.
If you would like to learn more about spinal adjustments and how they can benefit you, call the Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic of Edmonton, AB at 780-457-3621. Dr. Oviatt or Dr. Martinook will be happy to help you get your spine in top shape.