A chiropractic adjustment is often defined as a treatment comprised of a practitioner cracking your back. However, this treatment is so much more. It's beneficial to people who have back pain, headaches, or migraines. Some studies show it helps improve sleep. At Weeks Wellness Chiropractic, serving Longmont and Boulder and the nearby Colorado region, our chiropractor uses this treatment frequently and for good reason.
Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments
During an adjustment, our chiropractor uses techniques to slowly and gently move the vertebrae in your back, so they realign with your spine. With chiropractic adjustments, your practitioner manually performs the alignment but may use specialized tools to enhance the treatment process and outcome. Chiropractic alignments may benefit you if you have a chronic condition that causes back or neck pain, such as any of the following:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
How Chiropractic Adjustments Work
Whether you develop a herniated disc from an injury or it stems from the weakening of the disc, a chiropractic adjustment can help take pressure off the sensitive disc to reduce pain and assist with healing. Chiropractic adjustments can benefit those with bulging discs -- a problem attributed to by weakening of the shell of your spinal discs. It takes pressure off the discs as well.
A chiropractor may recommend an alignment if you experience an injury to your neck, such as whiplash. By realigning the vertebrae, your neck can heal, and you may regain function. While patients tend to wait until they have a problem before coming to us, chiropractic adjustments may be used as preventative medicine. They help keep the joints in your back in the proper positions, which decreases the chances of the vertebrae irritating the nearby soft tissue and nerves.
Sometimes, chiropractic adjustments are recommended if you have frequent headaches or migraines. They relieve stress on the nerves and soft tissue in your neck and upper shoulders, which could be contributing to your discomfort.
What to Expect During a Chiropractic Adjustment
The number of adjustments you require to see relief depends on your condition. Some people benefit from once-weekly adjustments as preventative medicine, while our chiropractor may recommend more frequent adjustments over a few weeks to help with the healing. You won't experience pain or discomfort during the alignment. Your role mainly consists of lying down still while our practitioner does the work. Our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine the types of chiropractic adjustments that will benefit you the most.
Contact us for Chiropractic Care in Longmont and Boulder
Book an appointment with our chiropractor at Weeks Wellness Chiropractic, serving Longmont and Boulder, CO, by calling us at (303) 776-6596.