A chiropractic adjustment, also often referred to as chiropractic manipulation, spinal manipulation, and manual manipulation, is one of the most common forms of treatment for musculoskeletal pain and discomfort. By restoring your body’s natural alignment, our chiropractor will relieve your pain, restore your range of motion, and improve your body’s natural ability to heal itself. At Athena Chiropractic, we have shared the benefits of chiropractic care with residents of Wilmington, DE for many years. When you first visit our office, our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine the root cause of your pain and immobility before creating a chiropractic care plan to treat it.
Chiropractic adjustments are commonly used to treat neck pain and back pain. A chiropractic adjustment typically involves a high-velocity, short lever arm thrust applied to the spine’s vertebrae. After the thrust, patients often experience an audible release of joint cavitation (gas in the joints) caused by releasing joint pressure from oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide. Some patients experience slight discomfort during the procedure but, once complete, experience relaxation and relief.
Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries
Living an active lifestyle or playing sports helps many people maintain an overall healthy life. However, sometimes being active results in an accidental sports injury. A chiropractor can help treat the injury, ultimately relieving the symptoms and improving the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Regular adjustments will both relieve your pain and reduce your likelihood of being injured in the future.
Do Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt?
Some patients claim minor discomfort during a chiropractic adjustment, but it does not last long. It is also possible that there might be some aching and soreness in the area around the spine, but this should cease a few hours after the adjustment. If there is pain or discomfort for more than 24 hours, consult your chiropractor to ensure no other underlying conditions were overlooked during treatment.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Wilmington Chiropractor Today
Those struggling with back pain, neck pain, or recovering from sports injuries should call a Wilmington DE chiropractor to learn more about how chiropractic adjustments can help ease their pain and discomfort. The chiropractors at Athena Chiropractic can help treat the root cause of your pain and get you back on the road to recovery and pain-free life. Call us at (302) 543-4227 for more information on chiropractic care or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.