Friday, June 17, 2016

Can a chiropractor help manage spinal problems?

 By: Dr. Frankie Rodríguez
The chiropractic professional has a better approach to both help make the diagnosis and manage a variety of spinal problems. The goal of chiropractic therapy is to remove the mechanical interference and restore the normal status of the joint.

One of the most common organs in the body which chiro-practitioners help regain normal function is the spine. The spine is made of many bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Inside the spine run important nerves that carry both motor and sensory information to the body. Anytime the spine position is altered, the nerves can be pinched or compressed. Chiropractors can help remove this mechanical interference and restore normal body health

What are “adjustments?”

An adjustment is manual procedure performed by a chiropractor using precise but robust force in a particular direction. The force is typically applied to a joint that is stuck "locked up", or not moving appropriately in order to bring back joint mobility. The adjustment increases joint mobility, restores nerve function and diminishes pain.

 How are the adjustments performed?

The rationale of adjustments is to permit the spine to mend with secure, safe and moderate joint manipulation. The adjustment may be performed manually or with specially designed instruments. Most adjustment techniques are quick, whereas other procedures demand slow constant pressure. Spine adjustment is an exact process generally done by the hand. When correctly performed, the joint regains its mobility, muscle spasms are relieved and tension disappears.

Dr. Stephen Estner is a Chiropractor in Rhode Island with office locations in Pawtucket and Cranston, Rhode Island. His offices offer chiropractic rehabilitation through acupuncture, massage therapy, and manipulation of the spine, joints, and muscles. Dr. Estner treats all spinal injuries, back pain, and symptoms including those due to automobile accidents, workplace and sports injuries, pregnancy, and provides general care and maintenance of the spine.
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