You don’t need to live with joint pain, stiffness, and aches. Visiting a chiropractor can be very effective and has few side effects.
How Chiropractic Works
Chiropractors work by using varying techniques to adjust the spine and joints. These adjustments help eliminate restrictions in the spine and often alleviate pain and increase mobility. They can also adjust joints to help relieve tension, similar to the way they adjust the spine. The focus usually starts with the spine to correct any misalignments, which may relieve back, neck, and sciatica pain, as well as headaches and migraines.
What joints can be adjusted?
Some of the most common adjustments include the back, neck, wrists, ankles, knees, elbows, and shoulders. An adjustment in any of these areas might bring about a reduction of pain as well as an improvement in the mobility of that particular joint.
Receiving a chiropractic adjustment for back or joint pain is one part of a comprehensive plan. Recommendations will be given depending on the type of condition. Often times the pain is only a symptom of a broader underlying dysfunction. Depending on the patient’s willingness, a more comprehensive plan may be advised to not only get out of pain but to also correct the underlying condition which brought about the pain.
Much like learning to ride a bike, your brain creates hardwired patterns for things that we commonly repeat. This eventually results in automatic, unconscious patterns and habits that are sometimes helpful and sometimes problematic. Your body can sometimes adopt poor movement patterns for a variety of reasons that can become hard-wired over time and lead to pain and dysfunction. The heart of a chiropractic adjustment is to train the body and the brain to create more optimal biomechanical patterns so that you can live with less or no pain, higher functioning, and more resilience.