Chiropractic Adjustment For Chronic or Recurring Pain
A chiropractor identifies, treats, and offers continued care for chronic or recurring pain. Although people often associate chiropractic care with back pain relief, providers also assist patients with neck pain, shoulder pain, leg pain, and sciatica. If you sustained whiplash in a car accident or find yourself contending with frequent, debilitating migraines, consider chiropractic adjustments as a treatment.
What I Do
Dr. Olson utilizes several different chiropractic tables including the Zenith Hy-lo, Zenith Rock Side Posture Toggle Table, Pelvic Bench, and a Waller board. Additionally, he has a number of other devices to target the spine and extremities during a Chiropractic Adjustment.
Chiropractic Adjustment As An Alternative to Surgery and Prescription Drugs
Doctors are increasingly referring patients to chiropractors, acknowledging the high success rate of chiropractic adjustments on reducing chronic and recurring pain. In 2009 the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center surveyed over 14,000 subscribers, with 59% reporting that they were “very” or “completely” satisfied with their chiropractic care. Compared to the satisfaction ratings for specialists and primary care physicians at 44% and 34% respectively, chiropractic adjustments are increasingly recognized as an effective alternative to surgery or drugs.
What is an Adjustment?
The first time a chiropractor meets with a patient, the provider provides a diagnosis and decides if the patient can benefit from chiropractic care. The chiropractor uses a physical examination to identify a correlation between the location of the pain and imbalances among surrounding muscles and joints. An adjustment is a sudden application of pressure to a spinal joint with hands, small instruments, or with the assistance of chiropractic tables. This specific joint manipulation technique corrects misalignments in the spine, relieving back pain, headaches, or even restless leg syndrome.
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