If you suffer from back or neck pain, you are not alone. This common condition has been ranked by studies as the second most common medical complaint. You may know that your chiropractor is one of the strongest weapons you have against back pain, but what exactly is the purpose of a spinal adjustment? Find out more with help from Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic in Edmonton, AB.
What is the purpose of a spinal adjustment?
Spinal adjustments involve your chiropractor using manually-applied pressure to correct the spine’s alignment. Aligning the musculoskeletal structure has proven to relieve back and neck pain and lead to better overall health. Your Edmonton chiropractor may use additional stretches and exercises to treat the area around the spine. They may also recommend physical or other types of therapy in conjunction with chiropractic care.
What are the benefits of a spinal adjustment?
One of the greatest benefits to chiropractic care is the lack of medications and surgery. Spinal adjustment is proven to be safe and effective in treating pain and headaches. Chiropractic care gives the body the correct circumstances under which to heal itself. Spinal alignments can also help relieve the pain from the following conditions:
- back and neck pain
- shoulder and arm pain
- leg, knee or ankle pain
- arthritis or other chronic diseases
- limited range of motion
Spinal alignment keeps your body functioning at its highest possible level. To determine if spinal alignment is right for you, consult with your doctor at Castledowns Chiropractic.
What can I expect?
In addition to a physical examination, your doctor uses your medical and family history to aid in getting to the root of your pain. Various testing and imaging may also help them in their diagnosis. Your doctor uses controlled force applied to problem areas to realign the spine. He or she may also provide you with information or advice on diet, nutrition and exercise.
For more information on chiropractic care and spinal adjustments, please contact Dr. Christopher Oviatt and Dr. Michelle Martinook at Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic in Edmonton, AB. Call (780) 457-3621 to schedule your appointment for spinal adjustment today!