THE CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT
is what make chiropractic unique.
If you've reviewed the Chiropractic Basics page, you now know that chiropractor looks for subluxations (vertebrae that are not positioned or moving normally, resulting in nerve irritation or dysfunction) These subluxations are often the root cause of symptoms, such as pain, tingling, numbness, or even organ or system
The chiropractic adjustment uniquely addresses this malposition or malfunction of the vertebrae by delivering a HVLA movement to the problematic spinal segment.
Only a chiropractor has the training and skill to deliver a specific HVLA manoeuvre.
HVLA stands for "high velocity low amplitude" That means the adjustment is an extremely small movement that is done very quickly. This type of manipulation is the most effective treatment for favourably changing the way the joint functions, re-organising the collagen within the ligaments and re-setting neurological input from the joint to the brain. This helps joint function not only to normalise but to stabilise as well.
THE ADJUSTMENT is both effective and safe.
The chiropractic adjustment is safe when it's performed by a doctor specifically trained to deliver chiropractic care. Serious complications associated with chiropractic adjustment are overall very rare. Chiropractic doctors are highly trained in both assessing your condition and in providing corrective or supportive care when your condition is one that chiropractic can address. Your chiropractor will also know when other treatment options are more appropriate and can refer you to the proper provider.
Your chiropractor will discuss any potential risks with you before starting any treatment.
Additional therapies may be incorporated as an adjunct tot he adjustment to speed healing time and improve performance. These may include dry needling, electro-pulse therapy, or recommendations for types of massage, cryotherapy, heat or lifestyle recommendations such as specific exercises or stretches.
Dietary changes or nutritional supplementation may also be recommended.