Can a Chiropractor Adjust ______?
When most people think of a chiropractor, they immediately jump to back cracks and neck adjustments. But did you know that a chiropractor can also help you with a range of other health issues, from aching shoulders to sciatic pain? Chiropractors can adjust more than just your immediate spine. They’re also equipped to adjust anything else that plays a role in spinal integrity, including hips, neck, shoulders, extremities, and more.
If you’re looking for relief from chronic pain or daily discomfort, it’s worth visiting a chiropractor before you take solace in OTC medications. Chiropractic is a conservative, natural treatment option that can be tailored to fit your individual needs, no matter what they may be.
The team at Posture Works in San Francisco, CA and Denver, CO provides vital support to any patients seeking relief from pain. Though we specialize in all things involving spinal misalignment, we’re ready to tailor our abilities to meet your pain needs. Let’s take a look at the ways chiropractic adjustment can help beyond relieving back pain.
The cervical spine (neck) is critical to range of movement, balance, and much more. A chiropractor can reset any subluxations (misalignments) in the neck to relieve pain and mitigate other symptoms. This area is the most complex region of the spine and often requires more than just vertebral adjustments. Myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and traction may help to clear up everything from headaches to ocular pain and more.
Nerves and tendons in the shoulders are liable to be the source of severe pain. Adjustments to this area can be critical to relieving stiffness and soreness. Chiropractors are often a first option for conditions like frozen shoulder or chronic rotator cuff pain, since misalignments in the cervical and thoracic regions of the spine can have a direct effect on shoulder use. In these situations, mirror-image adjustment and trigger point therapy may be useful.
A common pain complaint of patients with spinal misalignment is hip joint and sciatic pain. Whether it’s arthritis or inflammation, chiropractic adjustments can ease stress on compressed nerves and restore blood flow to encourage healing.
In the same vein as hip adjustments, pelvic adjustments are also part of the chiropractic gamut of treatments. Correcting anterior pelvic tilt and similar ailments means manually adjusting hips to help complete proper spine curvature through the sacral spine.
Other types of chiropractic adjustments
When the spine is affected by misalignment, it can refer pain elsewhere in the body. Likewise, injuries or issues throughout the body can cause overcompensation, leading to spinal misalignment. Both situations warrant chiropractic oversight. Parts of the body such as the knees, feet, and hands, are all areas a chiropractor may seek to provide adjustment.
Adjusting for holistic wellness
The body is a complete, interconnected system. Alleviating pain means understanding the body’s connectedness in a way that only a chiropractor can. Understanding that cervical misalignment causes referred ocular pain or that adjustment of the knee can prevent overcompensation in the hips, are prime examples of the power of chiropractic oversight. Truly, the entire body is rife for adjustment if a connection to pain warrants it!
The expert team at Posture Works in Denver, CO and San Francisco, CA uses the Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) modality of practice to help pinpoint where and how misalignments may be affecting the body. Through this system, our chiropractors are able to determine what’s out of alignment, what techniques can restore alignment, and what the potential benefits of certain adjustments may be. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.