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Did you know that the first Chiropractic adjustment was over 120 years ago, in 1895! There are even ancient references that infer the benefits of spinal adjustments.
The term "adjustment" refers to the physical adjustment of the spinal vertebrae. We often use the word "subluxation" to describe when the spine is out of alignment. The word subluxation is derived from the Latin terms Sub ("less than" or "slight") and Luxate ("to dislocate" or "be misaligned"). With that in mind "vertebral subluxation" means the slight dislocation or misalignment of the spinal vertebrae.
When a patient has a subluxation, chiropractic adjustments can be used to correct the misalignment, which in turn helps improve joint mobility, decrease pain, illiminate muscle spasms, and reduce nerve irritation or impingement. A chiropractic adjustment requires a highly refined skill which is acquired during years of intensive training. The technique involves the manual application of a controlled force into the spinal vertebrae, which have become misaligned and limited in their range of motion. This procedure corrects vertebral alignment and is often accompanied by a clicking sound. While this sound might surprise first time chiropractic patients, it is merely the audible release of gas from within the spinal joints.
This procedure rarely causes discomfort or pain and in fact, many patients report a sense of immediate relief associated with the chiropractic adjustment and often note positive changes in their symptoms shortly after receiving care. To achieve optimal results patients may receive several adjustments over multiple chiropractic visits. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, the care plan may also include therapeutic massage and functional restoration exercises.
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Chiropractors focus on the relationship between your body's structure (primarily the spine, but includes hips, feet, shoulders etc) and your nervous system, which consists of your brain, spinal cord and nerves.
Some stuff you never really think about.....
Signals generated within your nervous system move your muscles and joints...make your heart beat...circulate your blood...tell your lungs to breath... your stomach to digest... your brain cells to remember...and so on.
Your delicate nervous system controls all these functions and is guarded by the joints of your spinal column. When your joints don't move properly, the function of your nervous system, organ systems and general health can all be compromised.
Spinal adjustments stimulate your body's nervous system to help restore joint function and proper biomechanics, which is how your body moves.
So...that is why it is so important to maintain proper alignment and protect your spinal nerves from inflammation and irritation. In a practical sense...being flexible and pain-free helps you excel in your personal and professional life and also improves the quality of your sleep...a really important part of a healthy life.
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