When her car swerved off the road and rolled two and a half times, a 24-yr old university student amazingly seemed to walk away with only a few scratches. However, when the adrenalin wore off, her neck, shoulder, and back pain increased dramatically, making even the simplest of tasks a monumental effort. She even debated stepping down off her university ballroom dance team due to the fact she could not turn her head without pain. Doctors said she would just get better over time, but in seeking help through chiropractic care and being adjusted twice per week, she was able to soon return to her normal schooling activities and ballroom dancing competitions within a few weeks and was able to successfully graduate five months later.
Whether pain is due to accidents or medical conditions, 1 in 4 adults experience lower back pain each year in the United States. A chiropractic adjustment can go a long way in reducing or alleviating headaches, pinched nerves, muscle, back, joint, and neck pain experienced by many.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is a manual manipulation of the spine to reduce pain and improve the physical function of the body. This reflects the belief that correcting spinal and joint irregularities have a therapeutic effect and enhances overall health of the patient.
A chiropractic doctor (or chiropractor) usually performs the chiropractic adjustment in an office and a patient can be adjusted from one time (such as for a pinched nerve) to a few times per week for more serious conditions to alleviate pain.
How do they help?
Chiropractic adjustment is most often sought by people to relieve pain for conditions such as low back pain, neck pain and headaches.
Benefits of spinal chiropractic adjustments include a wide range of relief from a quick onset of pain to long-term preventive care and overall wellness.
- increased range of joint motion
- increased tolerance of pain
- increased muscle strength
- decreased muscle tension
- temporary relief of musculoskeletal pain
- reduction in stress levels
Are there effects resulting from a chiropractic adjustment?
The most common reactions to chiropractic adjustments are possible discomfort in the spinal joints, muscle soreness, headache and fatigue. These reactions are normal and should give no cause for alarm as they should subside after 24 to 48 hours.
If you’re suffering from any type of chronic pain and are need of a chiropractic adjustment, contact American Fork Chiropractic and Accident Rehabilitation. Call our office in American Fork Utah at 801-210-0669 and speak with Dr. Anderson, our resident American Fork chiropractor.