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What Is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Written By Selinger Chiropractic on September 21, 2017

What Is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

If you're considering seeing a Lake Worth chiropractor, chances are you're already suffering - it could be pinched nerve pain, back or neck pain or, maybe, shooting leg pain in Lake Worth. One of the ways chiropractors like Dr. Craig Selinger can treat your pain is with chiropractic adjustment.

According to the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractic adjustment - also known as spinal maniplulation - is one of the most common and well known therapeutic procedures performed by chiropractors. “The purpose of spinal manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile - or restricted in their movement - as a result of a tissue injury,” the ACA explains.

Your pain may stem from a single traumatic event - maybe you were lifting something heavy. It may also be the result of repetitive stresses, such as sitting slumped over at your desk for a long period of time. “In either case,” the ACA says, “injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for an individual. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, allowing tissues to heal.”

So, what can you expect if you decide to have a chiropractic adjustment with Dr. Selinger, achiropractor in Lake Worth, FL known for his patient care?  According to the ACA,
“Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.”

The ACA also makes a very important point: “Compared to other common treatments for pain, such as over-the-counter and prescription pain medications, chiropractic's conservative approach offers a safe and effective option.”

So, if you're suffering from back pain in Lake Worth, need shoulder pain treatment or need help with diabetic neuropathy in Lake Worth, schedule an appointment with Lake Worth chiropractor Dr. Selinger.