When most people think about chiropractors, they think about what they’ve seen on Ticktock or Instagram. Sometimes the moves look kind of violent or scary.
In reality the adjustment is actually a very safe procedure. Research has shown that it’s even safer than taking over-the-counter medication like Tylenol or aspirin.
First we perform a history and physical exam to make sure that the adjustment is the correct procedure for you and then we will decide which type of adjustment to use, sometimes we will use a manual adjustment and sometimes will choose to use an instrument to nudge the joints in the right direction. In both cases the goal is to improve your joints range of motion. Joints need range of motion to be healthy, a joint that does not move well will be sore and tender and will cause trouble.
Now with some patients we cannot do an adjustment because of some underlying health condition. In this case we can do soft tissue work or dry needling to help them feel better.
While I enjoy doing many different types of therapy, I do have to say I love adjusting folks.
John Barrington, DC
Designed To Move