What to Know About Chiropractic Adjustments from a Mississauga, ON
A chiropractor can help immensely reduce general back pain and specific back problems, among other issues. Often, a chiropractor's first course of action for a patient is a spinal alignment. Before you get one though, you may want to understand what to expect during the process in addition to if there are any side effects that could occur. At Health and Healing Family Chiropractic, serving Mississauga, ON and the general vicinity, our chiropractor regularly recommends chiropractic adjustments for our patients.
What to Expect During a Chiropractic Alignment
When you first arrive at our office, our chiropractic will obtain detailed information about your medical history and condition to find the safest treatment option for you. Then, our practitioner will perform a physical evaluation to determine your issue, range of motion, and other vital information regarding your problem. Further testing like imaging may be necessary to diagnose your problem and figure out the proper course of action.
During a chiropractic alignment, also referred to as an adjustment, our chiropractor will have you lie face down on a table. Then manually, our practitioner will move the vertebrae in your back using gentle pressure.
Generally, you'll require more than one alignment to experience optimal results. However, the exact number depends on your condition. In other words, some patients may need more treatments than others.
How a Chiropractic Alignment Helps
This chiropractic treatment helps realign your discs to relieve pressure on your discs as well as reduce irritation on your soft tissue. When blood can circulate through your back without interruption, your discs and soft tissue can heal better and more efficiently.
Conditions We Use a Chiropractic Alignment for
General back pain is a reason why our chiropractor may recommend a chiropractic alignment. Often, back pain stems from a misalignment that you may not know you have. Our chiropractor may recommend an alignment for either acute or chronic problems. For instance, if you have a herniated disc, our chiropractor may use this as the first line of treatment. That's because a herniated disc occurs from a tear in the disc, and the contents leaks and irritates surrounding tissue. Due to misalignments in the spine there could be excessive pressure on the disks which tends to make the situation worse. A spinal adjustment will take that pressure off of the damaged disk allowing it to heal properly and reducing pain.
Our chiropractor may use an alignment for a bulging disc. A bulging disc occurs when the shell of a disc weakens, and the contents pushes on the wall of the disc.
Spinal alignment may also be used for those with sciatica, headaches, migraines, and various other issues as well.