Chiropractic Adjustment | Spinal Rehab & Sports Medicine | Dr. Bob Meyer

Chiropractic Adjustment

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A chiropractic adjustment is when a chiropractor applies manipulation to the vertebrae in the spine. The objective of a chiropractic adjustment is to help restore structure and function to the body. This allows your body return to proper position which helps promote healing in the body. This can lead to reduced pain, increased motion and improved function.

Chiropractic Adjustment Techniques

Chiropractic medicine is as much an art as it is a science and each chiropractor develops a unique set of skills to heal their patients. Prior to a chiropractic adjustment, your chiropractor will provide a full evaluation of your condition. This will include a detailed exam to determine the source of pain and best method to treat it. During each procedure, the chiropractor will use manipulation to adjust the spine and related tissues. Dependent on your injury and pain level there are two ways a chiropractor can perform an adjustment:

Spinal Manipulation (High-Velocity Low-Amplitude Thrust)

This is one of the most frequently used chiropractic techniques. Here your chiropractor will use their hands or a small instrument to apply sudden, controlled force to the spine. This often results in a cracking sound as the vertebrae in the spine move back into position.

Spinal Mobilization (Low-Force or Gentle Chiropractic Techniques)

Some patients may require gentler chiropractic techniques due to their condition, pain or preference. Here your chiropractor will apply slow movement to mobilize the vertebrae in the spine. Since there is no twisting of the body or forceful thrusting this technique is much more gentle.

Chiropractic Adjustment Benefits

One of the greatest benefits of a chiropractic adjustment is that it is a holistic, non-invasive treatment approach. Chiropractic medicine offers a drug-free option for healing your body naturally. It has proven to treat dozens of different conditions throughout history and around the world including:

Relief from Back Pain and Neck Pain
Improved Posture
Relief from Headaches and Migraines
Improved Nerve Communication in the Body
Relief from Leg Pain, Knee Pain, Foot Pain and Ankle Pain
Improved Joint Motion and Coordination
Relief from Arm Pain, Wrist Pain, Shoulder Pain or Elbow Pain
Improved Physical Function and Performance
Relief from Stress and Tension Disorders
Relief from Joint Discomfort
Relief from Bursitis
Relief from Arthritis
Relief from Chronic Injuries

If you are suffering from pain or limited mobility our sports medicine doctor, Dr. Bob Meyer, can help. He has 21+ years of experience practicing sports medicine and working as a sports chiropractor. He is well known for rehabilitating the nations top collegiate and professional athletes from sports injuries with the University of Texas Athletics Program. He has a large arsenal of sports injury treatment methods including chiropractic adjustment that can help you successfully rehab FAST and get you back to what you love most.

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