Chiropractic Adjustment: It Might Benefit More Than Your Back
Chiropractic adjustment is a specific procedure employed by trained and licensed professionals. It involves a sudden, specific controlled force to a spinal joint, and can be applied by the hands or with use of a small instrument. There is sometimes an associated popping, or "cracking" noise, and the immediate relief of pressure that signals improved structural alignment of the bony spinal column.
Used by our Lisle chiropractor, chiropractic adjustments may be one-time treatments for specific lower back pain, neck pain, or persistent headaches, or they may be initiated as part of a continuing regimen designed to alleviate stress, control chronic pain, or even to reduce symptoms of asthma and allergy.
Chiropractic therapies that include traditional adjustment techniques are often used in conjunction with more traditional medical treatment. Chiropractic care focuses on the body's ability to restore itself and return to optimal well-being without drugs or invasive procedures. Our skilled professional chiropractor will work with you to assess your symptoms and to develop a personalized treatment plan that alleviates root causes of pain and stress.
What Chiropractic Care Addresses
Chiropractic care addresses the health of the body's spinal cord and central nervous system, housed in the long assembly of bones, connective tissue, joints, muscles, and nerves of the back. Any impairment to the health of a specific part of the spinal cord can affect other bodily functions. Spinal health is a factor in overall wellness.
Additional Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments
Certain immune system disorders, some allergic reactions, and asthmatic breathing difficulties may also show improvement after chiropractic therapy; though the mechanisms that bring about such effects have not been universally documented. What is verifiable, however, is that chiropractic care can be a valuable component of lifelong wellness, and results in widespread benefits.
If you suffer from allergies, for instance, discuss your reactions to specific foods or situations with our caring professional. Dr. Michael Genslinger will help you formulate a diet and exercise plan to address your specific needs. Sometimes, just acknowledging the stress triggers will lift the veil of general malaise. Gentle chiropractic therapy also tends to clear and enlarge breathing passages and lung capacity, may reduce asthma attacks, and leads to better sleep habits.
What to Expect During a Chiropractic Adjustment
Typical chiropractic adjustment is performed in a calm setting while the patient is lying comfortably on a padded table or platform. Most often, you will be fully clothed while our Lisle chiropractor moves your joints during a therapeutic session. As a part of ongoing treatment, our chiropractor will counsel you on additional steps to improve overall health and fitness.
Complementary Lifestyle Habits
A weight loss or gentle exercise program, as well as stretching and massage, can reduce stress and have beneficial effects. Lifelong health and fitness is a cooperative effort, and represents the foundation of our professional practice.
Learn More About the Benefits of Chiropractic Care
If you have questions about chiropractic adjustments or about the many associated benefits of chiropractic therapy, why not call us today to schedule a consultation? We stand ready to adjust your spine, your outlook, and your life-long wellbeing.