Chiropractic is a non-invasive healthcare model that focuses its treatment around spinal manipulation or the chiropractic "adjustment". The manipulation or adjustment of spinal joints allows for more motion within the joint and is typically done with a chiropractor's hands. The doctors can also utilize an Activator for a more gentle technique. Those who receive spinal manipulation can experience symptoms such as relief of pain, increased motion, and more!
Throughout the day, our bodies and joints experience various postures, loads, and stress. These loads and stresses put our joints under tension and can sometimes cause the joints to become dysfunctional and become "fixed" or not move as they are supposed to. As chiropractors, we perform spinal manipulation or adjustments to areas of the spine whose joints lack mobility.
There are a variety of chiropractic techniques out there, and through their education at Palmer College of Chiropractic, the doctors here at Wurth Chiropractic are up-to-date with the latest chiropractic techniques. The doctors at Wurth Chiropractic also recognize that never every patient will respond the same to every technique. The doctors have been trained in a variety of different techniques in order to get you feeling better.
Spine Manipulation is done when a thrust is given to the area of a restricted (fixed) spinal joint. This aims to free up a motion is the joint and allow you to move freely and without pain or less pain.
Joint manipulation can also be performed on extremities such as the wrists, shoulders, ankles, and more! The goal with extremity joint manipulation is very similar to that of manipulation of the spine. We want to increase motion in joints that lack proper motion.
The doctors may ask you to lie on your back, side, stomach, or be seated. The doctors want to ensure your comfort and safety and will talk you through the process.