Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints like back pain, neck pain, joint pain, and headaches, but chiropractic care can aid in a wide variety of health issues. Regular chiropractic care can improve sleep, aid digestion, facilitate better movement and support overall well-being.
The most common procedure we perform is spinal manipulation, or chiropractic adjustment. The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility. We manually apply a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be the result of trauma like lifting something too heavy or repetitive stress like poor desk posture. In either case, injured tissues physically and chemically change and these changes can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function. Manipulation or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues restores mobility to the area, alleviates pain and muscle tightness, and allows tissues to heal.