Chiropractors offer a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care. Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.) must undergo completion of an undergraduate degree, as well as an addition 3+ years of post-graduate schooling to obtain their degree. They are extremely well-trained in the area of neuro-musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment of conditions.
A spinal adjustment occurs when a doctor applies a small amount of force in a specific manner to a joint, restoring motion which was restricted, and reducing pressure on the accompanying nerve roots. These adjustments are sometimes accompanied by a “pop” which is simply nitrogen gas being released from the synovial capsule within the joint itself. These adjustments often result in immediate pain relief.
Absolutely! Chiropractic adjustments are safe for all ages, from infants to the geriatric population. The force that is input during a spinal adjustment is no more than a muscle twitch.