Chiropractic AdjustmentsThough many have heard of chiropractic adjustments, not everyone knows what they really are and what they can do for the body. There are several benefits to regular visits to the chiropractor, especially if you are active or trying to improve your overall ability to function and move more freely and without pain. The professionals with Tremont Functional Rehab & Health and NorthCoast Rehab in Cleveland, OH, can help explain why you should be getting chiropractic adjustments.
What Are Chiropractic Adjustments?
Carrying heavy things, direct impacts, and degeneration can cause the vertebrae of the spine to lose motion and restricted. This can lead to the discs that are meant to cushion the vertebrae to rupture or become misshapen. Also by not moving optimally (getting stuck) inflammation and swelling can begin to occur which will irritate surrounding structures (nerves, ligaments, muscles etc) causing irritation in these structures which in turn can cause pain and lack of function.
Since the spine is designed to carry the bulk of our upper body weight, plus what we carry, a misalignment will also lead to back muscles having to overcompensate for what the spine no longer properly supports.
A chiropractic adjustment is the process of a chiropractor restoring motion and causing these structures to move more freely.
What Are The Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments?
By realigning the vertebrae, the spine will be able to appropriately handle its share of carrying weight. This will allow the muscles that were becoming overworked to relax and start rebuilding.
Similarly, any discs or nerves that were being compressed or pinched will be relieved of pressure. Blood flow will be improved, which will ensure oxygen and other important essentials are delivered to the rest of the body. Inflammation or cramping that is the result of such deprivation will reduce in frequency and severity.
Restoring the proper function of the spine will result in more relaxed muscles in the back, shoulders, and neck. Headaches caused by such tension will also be relieved.
If you are wondering if chiropractic adjustments may help you, contact one of our offices to schedule a consultation. Serving the Cleveland, OH, area, Tremont Functional Rehab & Health and NorthCoast Rehab professionals can answer any questions and discuss the possibilities for you to feel better.