Occasionally, vertebrae may misalign. When this happens, a chiropractic adjustment can get them back in place and relieve tension in the back.
Chiropractic adjustments are generally painless and provide a tremendous amount of relief to patients. They are considered a very safe treatment.
Many conditions can be relieved with a chiropractic adjustment including pain and stiffness, certain headaches, sciatica, trauma such as whiplash, scoliosis, leg pain, sports injuries, bursitis and tendonitis, strains such as carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia and arthritis.
Chiropractors are highly trained professionals who understand what treatment is best for each individual patient. They use many methods to treat various conditions.
The toggle drop is a common technique where the chiropractor crosses their hands and precisely presses on certain areas of the spine. This is done to correct the alignment of vertebrae. Another method used is lumbar rolls. A lumbar roll is performed with the patient on their side, and the chiropractor then thrusts the vertebrae into alignment.
These are just a few of the techniques that chiropractors use to properly align the spine. Chiropractors will judge treatment options based on each individual patient.
At Gulf Coast Pain Institute in Pensacola, our physician directed chiropractic program integrates medical, interventional and chiropractic care to provide the highest quality of care for your specific diagnosis.
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