The Chiropractic Adjustment

The Chiropractic adjustment is the centrepiece of your care during our appointments.

The majority of you think of the chiropractic adjustment as that quick force or push into your spine or neck with the click-click that follows. But that’s not all it is. The real beauty of the chiropractic adjustment is that it can be delivered to anyone (even animals) young or old to any area of their body.

Chiropractic adjustments are what define your chiropractic care at Rise Chiropractic.

There are many techniques and ways of delivering adjustments. I use a variety of these to appropriately adjust babies, pregnant women and people with certain issues like arthritis or high blood pressure.  This means that I change the way I adjust them according to their specific needs and the body’s capacity to get into different positions. For example, the techniques I use to adjust a preggy lady differs from that of a non-pregnant female. Both may see me for back pain, however physiologically their bodies are in different states and so my approach changes, but the outcome remains the same.

Chiropractic adjustments are specific, purposeful movements that are performed on different structures of the body, mainly the spine, pelvis, cranium and extremity joints (like knees). These movements can be simple touch and hold techniques, or fast low force moves. The results are localised changes such as improved range of motion, muscle activation and global changes to the central nervous system, the brain and spinal cord, such as activation of the prefrontal cortex (the smartest part of your brain). As you can see, the effects of the adjustment are not just on the area I treat, but on the brain itself.

The intention of the chiropractic adjustment is not to manipulate joints or get the crack sound. My intention is not to treat your symptoms, which is based on Western medicine. Instead, my intent when delivering the chiropractic adjustment is to stimulate the central nervous system, to activate the brain and the innate intelligence of the body to do its job. By restoring proper movement to the spine/pelvis or cranium, we reduce nervous system interference.

The chiropractic adjustment may not instantly make you feel better, but makes you instantly heal better.

Chiropractic spine adjustment for back pain

The adjustment is pretty special, it’s not about merely reducing symptoms but helping your body function at its best. We are faced with numerous stresses and strains on a daily basis.  This creates tension in our bodies which affects our brain and body’s ability to work seamlessly. Getting chiropractic adjustments regularly is important for not only preventing overwhelming strain on your body but also to optimise your brain’s functioning.

I recommend chiropractic “tune-ups” every 3-4 months. But if you have questions on your specific needs please pop me an email or WhatsApp message. We are all different and my recommendation for you may differ.

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