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 chiropractic adjustment safe for all ages of patients?
Yes, all ages of individuals can benefit from a spinal adjustment. A chiropractic adjustment is completely safe for children, and it is to their benefit as a back pain treatment. However, the chiropractor should be experienced with working with children since 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.
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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