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One of the primary techniques used by Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.) is the spinal adjustment, also known as a chiropractic adjustment or spinal manipulation. In fact, chiropractors are widely considered to be experts, specializing in performing spinal and extremity joint adjustments. The term "adjustment" refers to the physical adjustment of the spinal vertebrae or extremity joints. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce vertebral subluxation and return the spine and extremity joints to an optimal level of function and normal alignment. The word subluxation is derived from the Latin terms Sub ("less than" or "slight") and Luxate ("to dislocate" or "be misaligned"). Accordingly, vertebral subluxation means the slight dislocation or misalignment of the spinal vertebrae. The definition has also evolved to refer to spinal or extremity joint dysfunction or joint restriction.
When a patient has a subluxation, the chiropractic adjustment can be used to correct the misalignment, which in turn helps enhance joint mobility, reduce pain, reduce muscle spasm, and reduce nerve irritation or impingement. The chiropractic adjustment or spinal manipulation is a highly refined skill acquired during years of intensive training. The technique involves the manual or mechanically-assisted delivery of a precise, controlled force to the spinal vertebrae which have become misaligned and/or hypo-mobile (limited in their range of motion). This highly advanced biomechanical procedure corrects vertebral misalignment and is often accompanied by a clicking sound. While this sound may surprise first-time chiropractic patients, it is merely the audible release of gas from within the spinal joints.
The spinal adjustment, as delivered by our Chicago chiropractors in our Lakeview Lincoln Park office, is safe, effective, and comfortable. In fact, many of our patients report a sense of immediate relief associated with the chiropractic adjustment and often note positive changes in their symptoms shortly after receiving care. If any discomfort following your initial visit is experienced, it is typically very mild and resolves within a matter of days. To achieve optimal results, our patients may receive several adjustments during the first few weeks beginning chiropractic care. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, your treatment plan may also include self-treatment advice, physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, cold laser therapy, and/or clinical nutrition and homeopathy.
Why Chiropractic Works
If your pain or other symptoms have a neuromusculoskeletal origin, we can detect and remove the source of what’s causing your discomfort. At Progressive Chiropractic Wellness Center located in Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Chicago, our chiropractors are highly trained experts in determining all of the many factors that may be contributing to your pain and other symptoms. Our comprehensive, individualized, hands-on approach aims to provide you with both immediate relief and long-lasting results.
In reality, even minor trauma can painfully interfere with bodily processes!
At Progressive Chiropractic, our chiropractors work with you to create a comprehensive individualized treatment plan to get you out of pain fast and help to optimize your overall health. Our unique approach ensures that you receive maximum benefits. We strive to always provide friendly, compassionate, thorough, and efficient care to help you get the best results possible.
Chiropractic has been extensively studied and has been proven in countless scientific studies to help reduce a wide variety of neuromusculoskeletal pain. When your pain is eliminated, your body releases more of its natural “feel-good” chemicals called endorphins, and you tend to feel better overall. At Progressive Chiropractic we specialize in determining the many causes of your pain or other symptoms, removing these causes, thereby providing you with both short and long-term relief.
Stress is often a major contributing factor to your health problems. When stress is held in your body, tension is created, causing pain. Your muscles may be holding tension due to stress that can create abnormal biomechanical strain on the vertebrae and spinal joints. This can also lead to spinal misalignment, restriction of normal spinal biomechanics, and subluxation. Once this occurs, your body “learns” a faulty muscle pattern, which re-enforces the underlying problem. Our Chicago chiropractors provide comprehensive treatment, which addresses all the sources of your stress and helps your body to learn new and more efficient movement patterns, resulting in decreased stress and tension throughout the body. This will provide you with pain relief and improve the state of your overall health.
How Does Subluxation Adversely Affect You?
Remember that example of the flickering light? When the wire supplying that light is running smoothly, unkinked, then the light is bright. If the wire is bent, or contorted, then the light may flicker. When your nerves are pinched, irritated, or subject to interference, from vertebral misalignment or lack of normal spinal joint motion (joint restriction) you tend to experience pain and other symptoms. This is what doctors refer to as The Vertebral Subluxation Complex, or subluxation. The most obvious warning sign is pain, but you may also feel stiffness, lack of flexibility, feeling off balance, or just not feeling quite right. These are all signs that it is time to get your spine (and other joints and muscles) checked by a chiropractic physician. Remember that all of your organs are supplied by these spinal nerves and blood vessels, so your overall health is directly related to how well your nervous system is functioning.
Our chiropractors at Progressive Chiropractic Wellness center in Chicago offer a safe, effective, non-surgical approach for these types of problems. We offer a wide range of therapies that not only help reduce pain from nervous system interference, but also help you feel better overall. When stress, tension, and pain are reduced, you achieve more optimal levels of health. Sleep, mood, concentration, and athletic performance all tend to improve.
All of your organs are supplied by these nerves and blood vessels! Internal health is directly related to the health of your nerves!
Are My Organs Affected by Subluxation?
Subluxation tends to occur due to a variety of factors including: mechanical stress from accidents or sports injuries, mental/emotional stress, poor posture, improper lifting, lack of stretching after physical activity, and many others. When this occurs, your nervous system may not be functioning optimally. This most commonly results in pain and tension, but may also contribute to a variety of other symptoms. Because your central nervous system controls every cell, tissue, and organ in the body, subluxation can have far-reaching effects.
Aside from the acupuncture, clinical nutrition and homeopathy services that we offer, many of our patients have reported improvements in a wide variety of symptoms just from being adjusted. These symptoms include: allergies, asthma, sinusitis, IBS, stomach pain, constipation, insomnia, high blood pressure, headache, migraine, menstrual cramps, PMS, poor concentration, and anxiety. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, vertebral misalignment and/or spinal joint restriction could be a contributing factor.
Our chiropractic physicians are here to help. We will provide a thorough initial consultation and examination, and let you know if chiropractic care is the right choice for you. If you’re not sure that you want to commit to an initial examination, we are happy to provide an initial consultation either in the office or over the phone, at no charge. If we determine that chiropractic care is not appropriate, or if your needs would be better met by another healthcare provider, an appropriate and prompt referral will be made.
A Silent Threat
In the absence of pain, subluxations tend to go relatively unnoticed, which is why they are commonly referred to as a silent threat. Regardless of if you are experiencing pain or not, our Chiropractors at Progressive Chiropractic Wellness Center specialize in detecting small problems before they turn into larger ones. Having a spinal examination is a painless and straightforward way to detect joint misalignment and restriction, and the chiropractic adjustment is the perfect solution to restore normal joint function and alignment.
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While we provide a comprehensive range of other natural treatments including physical therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, and cold laser therapy, the chiropractic adjustment or spinal manipulation is the cornerstone of chiropractic care. By delivering a precise adjustment to the spinal and extremity joints that are misaligned or restricted in motion, joint alignment and normal biomechanical function are restored. As discussed above, this tends to not only quickly educe pain, stress, and tension, but also tends to have far-reaching health benefits as well.