What does it mean to be adjusted by a chiropractor?
Chiropractic adjustments correct the alignment, range of motion and/or function of a partially dislocated joint.
Are chiropractic adjustments safe?
Chiropractic adjustments are completely safe when performed by someone trained and licensed to deliver chiropractic care. Dr. Leybovich has been performing chiropractic adjustments and manipulations for nearly two decades, and is sought-after for his caring hands from Richardson, Dallas, Plano, Garland, and all other surrounding areas.
But are adjustments safe for children and elderly?
Adjustments are safe and beneficial for all ages. It is safe for children, especially those complaining of back pain. However, the chiropractor should be experienced with working with children as there are other issues such as developmental circumstances, that need to be noted in a spinal adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments are ideal for elderly patients who may be on an array of prescribed medications. Since chiropractic manipulation doesn’t involve medications, there isn’t a risk of “overmedicating” the patient.
What happens during and after a chiropractic adjustment?
Immediately after your adjustment you might notice changes in breathing patterns, or sensory perceptions such as tingling, warmth, and itchiness. You may notice blood pressure and even hormonal changes as your spine and nervous system are restored. For some people, laughter. As tension releases from your spine, it’s entirely common to have an emotional discharge. Emotions may naturally gush forth, freeing you from their weight and control. Laughter and tears are common in people of all ages, as subluxations patterns are eliminated. The reducing of subluxations, and the accompanying increased range of motion and improved spinal function is an indication of the positive changes that you are feeling.
Does a chiropractic adjustment require any medication?
No, and this is one of the main reasons that patients inquire about a chiropractic adjustment for back pain relief. A spinal adjustment involves hands-on techniques akin to massage therapy. Sometimes chiropractic manipulation involves the use of handheld instruments. The overall goal of an adjustment is to decrease pain while increasing the patient’s range of motion. This treatment method is used in place of medication, such as narcotics or opioid painkillers. Patients interested in a nonaddictive treatment for back pain that won’t cloud their mental judgment can seek relief with a chiropractic realignment.
Is it normal to feel sore after a chiropractor adjusts me?
It’s completely normal to feel a little sore after your first adjustment. New patients are often concerned about mild soreness after their first adjustment when seeing the chiropractor. Not to worry, as your body heals itself, and as we add mobility to parts that have been “stuck,” there may be some mild soreness for the first few hours after the adjustment — it’s completely normal and should dissipate within 24 hours. Most people don’t mind this because this kind of soreness comes with positives, like a noticeable change in mobility, range of motion, or a reduction in the initial pain after a well-performed adjustment.
How do I prepare for my first chiropractic adjustment?
Before a patient comes into Dr. Leybovich’s office for the first time, they should be ready to discuss their previous health history. This is important for the doctor to note when choosing the best treatment method. Also, the patient should be prepared for a spinal adjustment, in the sense that this is typically a hands-on treatment. By being knowledgeable about the process, the patient will already understand what to expect regarding the treatment. Finally, while a single chiropractic adjustment may be satisfactory for certain patients, other individuals will likely need to complete multiple chiropractic adjustment sessions to achieve total pain relief.
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