A chiropractor specializes in making sure that the muscles and the skeleton are working together appropriately, with particular emphasis on the spine. The spine holds the weight of everything we carry and is the origin of the nerves leading to the rest of the body. A minor misalignment can result in big pain if left untreated. Dr. Bryan Staker, with the Chambersburg, PA, Fifth Avenue Chiro can use chiropractic adjustments by hand and instrument to help correct misalignments and the pains they cause.
What Are Chiropractic Adjustments?
When perfectly aligned, the vertebrae and spinal discs form a column that carries the majority of the weight in the back. When there is a misalignment, muscles have to work harder to compensate for the weight that would have otherwise been supported by the spine, and the roots of nerves emerging from the spinal cord may be impinged. This can result in headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, lower back pain, and sciatica.
A chiropractic adjustment is when the doctor uses a technique to cause the vertebrae to back into alignment. This correction results in proper weight distribution, relieves pressed discs and nerves, and improves circulation.
What Can Cause Vertebral Misalignments?
A lot of things. It doesn’t take much for a vertebrae or disc to become misaligned. Impacts, jarring changes in motion, falls, lifting, etc., can lead to compression or slips. People who live active lives or have been in accidents almost certainly could use a chiropractic adjustment.
What Can Chiropractic Adjustments Do?
Nerves and discs can become pinched when vertebrae are misaligned. Adjustments will release this pinching, which will reduce all pain and symptoms this caused.
When tissues are pinched, oxygen and other important substances carried in the blood are reduced in affected areas. This can lead to cramping, tingling, or pain. The improved oxygen and hydration flow better fuels the body as a whole.
Misalignments cause certain muscles to work extra to compensate for what the spine was holding. This can cause tension pains, particularly in the lower back, shoulders, and neck. Fixing the spine relieves these issues.
If you are in the Chambersburg, PA, area and would like to know more about chiropractic adjustments, contact Fifth Avenue Chiro to schedule a consultation with Dr. Staker today!