Family Chiropractic Care
What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic medicine is a health care profession, dedicated to the non-invasive treatment of disorders of the nervous system and/or musculo-skeletal system maintaining a unique focus on spinal manipulation and treatment of surrounding structures.
Chiropractic "manipulation" refers to a chiropractor applying a thrust to a joint/vertebrae that has abnormal movement patterns (subluxation) or fails to function normally (restricted range of motion). A Chiropractic manipulation (also known as chiropractic adjustment or spinal manipulation), is a common therapeutic treatment for numerous conditions. The objective of chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation or joint restriction, which results in an increased range of motion, reduced irritability, and improved function.
Am I Right for Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care can help any age range of individuals dealing with bone, joint, or soft tissue conditions as well as anyone who is interested in maintaining a healthy, pain free lifestyle. At Center For Wellness we focus on helping the WHOLE family including both parents and children alike. The age range of our current patients spans from 2 years old - 80's/90's. If you are curious if chiropractic care is right for your please feel free to contact Dr. Jon and find out!
How a Chiropractic Adjustment Works
Chiropractic manipulation typically involves:
- A high velocity, short lever thrust applied to a vertebrae/joint.
- An accompanying, audible release of gas (joint cavitation), that is caused by the release of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, which releases joint pressure (cavitation), and returns the joint to an optimal range of motion.
- A relieving sensation (endorphins).
What to Expect After Your First Adjustment
Everyone’s body reacts differently to chiropractic adjustments. Most people start to feel better immediately or within a few days after their first. Many people also feel tired after their first few sessions. This is because the body will start to recognize that it has internal work to accomplish, and it will want to rest in order to complete the task.
Some people may not feel any change for up to 3-5 adjustments but then gradually notice an increase in the mobility and decrease in painful symptoms.
A very small percentage of people actually feel increased pain in the first few days following an adjustment, and then notice a drastic improvement after a few days after an adjustment, and then notice a drastic improvement after a few days. The reason for initial discomfort can occur because the client may begin to use parts of the body that have been dormant for years. The process of “waking up” the body can be challenging, but in the end, it is very rewarding.