Chiropractic specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to problems with the joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves.
A restricted joint will cause pain and loss of motion to the area it is in. Sometime this pain can be in the form of an ache, a headache or sometimes pain which travels along a limb or a muscle (referred pain). By releasing the restricted joint, your pain and motion will be better, and thus getting to the cause of the pain in the first instance.
How chiropractors release a restricted joint is by an adjustment, a quick, applied force through the joint by hand or by a tool called an activator which releases the restriction. Chiropractors are specialists at this and train for many years to learn the skill, most likely this will not be painful and your chiropractor will have several different ways to release one joint, what your chiropractor does to release the joint will be your preference and during your report of findings all options will be explained to you.
This is not all your chiropractor can do for the joints though, to prevent your pain from returning your Advanced chiropractor is also trained in:
- Exercise therapy
- Myofascial release therapies
There are many good reasons for having a chiropractic adjustment, including:
- It’s really great for your overall posture
- It helps to keep you joints well lubricated and feeling younger
- It can help all members of the family to feel better, from babies to grandparents
- Your muscles can become stronger and more flexible
- Chiropractic adjustments are an effective treatment for back pain
- It helps your nervous system to perform at it’s best
- Brain function benefits from chiropractic adjustments
- It can help to improve your coordination
- … and it feels fantastic!