Many people think of chiropractors as back doctors because spinal adjustments, or chiropractic adjustments as they are also known, are perhaps the most common type of chiropractic treatment. While many chiropractors offer treatment beyond the back, it’s still fair to say that we emphasize the back’s importance. If you're interested in spinal adjustments in Traverse City, MI, visit Dr. Jeremy Rudkin at Cherryland Chiropractic Centre.
Let’s take a look at how spinal adjustments work. Keep in mind that while treatment may focus on the back, it could provide lasting pain relief throughout the body.
The Spinal Column as a Foundation
Your back and more specifically your spinal column act like a foundation for much of the body. If your spine is correctly aligned, it can act as a strong foundation for muscles in your limbs, neck, shoulder, and even your face and skull (among other places).
If the spine is misshapen, perhaps as the result of an injury or accident, however, it can cause strain throughout the body. Consider headaches, a common condition that afflicts millions of people. A misshapen spine can strain muscles in your neck and the muscles connecting to your head. This can cause the connective tissue around your skull to tense up, thus creating pressure that can produce tension headaches.
Through chiropractic adjustments, it may be possible to realign the spine. Looking for spinal adjustments in Traverse City, MI? Contact Dr. Jeremy at Cherryland Chiropractic Centre. For now, let’s take a closer look at how this treatment is performed.
How Spinal Adjustments Work
Spinal adjustments are a hands-on type of treatment. Chiropractors will carefully work with the spine to ensure that it is aligned correctly. Once the spine is in proper alignment, it may reduce strain on muscles, joints, and other tissues, providing pain relief.
Crucially, spinal adjustments can address the underlying causes of a patient’s aches and pains. This means that the pain relief provided is often long-lasting. While medications can cover up the pain, they often won’t address the underlying problems causing the aches in the first place. As a result, people may become dependent on medications (which often lose effectiveness over time, thus requiring higher doses).
Chiropractors can use other treatments as well, including trigger point therapy, electric muscle stimulation, soft tissue mobilization and the use of a intersegmental traction table.. Each pain management and injury recovery plan should be customized specifically to a patient and their condition. Still, chiropractic adjustments are often part of the treatment plan. If you'd like to leverage spinal adjustments in Traverse City, MI, dial 231-941-8650 to reach Dr. Jeremy at Cherryland Chiropractic Centre.