If you have never been to a chiropractor before, it's perfectly understandable if you have no idea what they really do. At our office, we can take on several patients who have never been to a chiropractor before. Chiropractic care is a healthy and safe way to deal with back pain, prenatal pain, headaches, and neck pain without resorting to medications. We at Rock Chiropractic serving Parker, CO, know a lot about chiropractic adjustments.
What Are Chiropractic Adjustments?
Many people, however, do not know how chiropractic adjustments work. While our chiropractor is willing to answer questions, it can help to arrive to your first appointment knowing a little bit about what to expect.
Every nerve in our body is connected to the spine, which in turn is connected to the brain. When we feel pain, the nerves of our body send signals to the brain that they are damaged or under pressure. This signal is interpreted by our brain as pain.
Pain is caused by either an acute injury, such as a broken arm or cut on the hand, or by the nerves being put under pressure. In many cases, this pressure is caused by a misalignment of the vertebrae of the body. During an accident or injury, these vertebrae can be forced out of their normal, healthy positions. The muscles surrounding the vertebrae may become inflamed, creating pressure on the nerves in that area. The nerves then send pain signals to the brain.
How Chiropractic Adjustments May Help
In order to get the nerves to stop sending pain signals, the vertebrae in the back may have to be adjusted back to their normal positions. This is what spinal adjustments are for. The chiropractor performs a series of small movements that help move the vertebrae of the back, neck, and shoulders back into their normal healthy positions.
It's important to realize that vertebrae tend to move slowly unless acted on by a very large force. That means that chiropractic adjustments may take several weeks or months before a patient is fully healed. Fortunately, the vertebrae will start to move after the first session, and many patients report that they have some pain relief after the first session. While total pain relief may take a while, the pain should get better over time.
Contact Us for Chiropractic Adjustments, Spinal Adjustments, Pediatric Adjustments, Prenatal Adjustments, and More from Our Chiropractor
If you live in the Parker, CO, area and you're thinking about trying chiropractic care, give our office a call at (303) 840-2092 Rock Chiropractic. We specialize in pediatric adjustments and prenatal adjustments. We offer help with back pain, neck pain, headaches and more.