When it comes to correcting misalignments in the spine, chiropractic adjustment has become a widely accepted option. Spinal subluxation, as a misaligned spine is also called, can cause back and neck pain, limitation of mobility, muscle spasms, locking of joints, numbness, tingling, and sciatica, and swelling. A chiropractor can tell if your pain is due to misaligned vertebrae and realign your spine to its proper position.
How do a person’s vertebrae get misaligned? Well, this can happen due to various reasons:
- Sports injuries
- Trauma caused by falls or auto accidents
- Poor posture
- Repetitive injuries to the spine
- Any activity that puts stress and strain on the spinal joint, muscles and discs
The condition can develop over time and affect people of all ages. Regular spinal checkups at an established New York health care center that provides chiropractic treatment can help early detection and timely treatment.
Chiropractors are specifically trained to detect and correct spinal misalignments that affect the nervous system, and restore balance to the body and its systems. They will look for visible signs of the problem, such as one leg appearing shorter than the other and compromised range of motion of the head, neck, back or hips.
With the chiropractic adjustment, the hands or a small instrument is used to apply a controlled, sudden force to the spinal joint. This releases the pressure on the joint. The chiropractor can tell which bone has been misaligned also the direction the adjustment needs to be done to restore alignment. In a professional NY healthcare center, chiropractic is combined with guidance on exercise, stress management, and nutrition to optimize the outcome.