The chiropractic adjustment, also referred to as a spinal manipulation, is a cornerstone of chiropractic care. It is the minor movement of the vertebrae or joints in the extremities. In Boynton Beach, FL, and Delray Beach, FL, Dr. David Mote of Mote Wellness & Rehab has more than 30 years of experience providing chiropractic pain relief to patients of all ages.
What does a chiropractic adjustment do?
When the spine is out of alignment, it is not easy for the impulses from the brain to get to the extremities, and this can result in pain and damage to your immune system. Chiropractors believe that your body has the power to heal itself if it is working at its healthy best. This can only happen if everything is operating smoothly. A misaligned spine puts pressure on your nerves, and this can cause pain in many different areas of the body, not just the back.
Conditions that respond to chiropractic adjustment
Back pain is what brings many people in to see the chiropractor and this is a condition that responds well to a chiropractic adjustment. Sciatica is back pain that originates in the lumbar region of the back, but the pain radiates down the sciatic nerve over the buttocks and down the back of the leg. With manipulation, the pressure that the spine is placing on the nerve can be released, and the pain is relieved.
Headaches are a condition that can respond to manipulation depending on if the cause of the headache is cervicogenic. These are headaches that originate in the neck. Whiplash is also a condition that responds well to adjustment, and your chiropractor should be your first visit after you have an auto accident. Many other conditions, including allergies and arthritis, can benefit from a chiropractic adjustment.
But a chiropractic adjustment isn't just about treating pain or a condition, it is about maintaining your best possible degree of health. By doing maintenance adjustments, you can help your body to function at the optimal level, which helps you to avoid illness and injuries and enjoy life to the fullest.
Therapeutic massage is a complementary therapy that works very well in conjunction with chiropractic manipulation. Many chiropractic treatments work best when the patient and their muscles are relaxed. Getting a therapeutic massage before getting your adjustment helps the treatment provide the maximum benefit.
To receive chiropractic adjustment in Boynton Beach, FL, and Delray Beach, FL, contact Dr. Mote of Mote Wellness & Rehab at the Delray Office at 561-865-2872 and the Boynton Office at 561-742-3274
Here's some benefits you can expect after your Chiropractic treatment:
- Neck, back and extremity pain relief
- Relief from headaches
- Increased flexibility, mobility and range of motion
- Decreased stiffness and spasm
- Joint pain relief
- Reduced risk of further injury
- Enhanced tissue healing
- Decreased inflammation