Does A Chiropractor Always Use Their Hands When Adjusting?

Chiropractic care has come a long way. The days of manual spinal adjustment as a single treatment for an ailing back, neck or shoulder are gone. Patients today are fortunate to live now in an age when there are alternatives, enabling trained chiropractors to offer personalized treatment.

It’s vital because people can respond differently to the same treatment even if they are diagnosed with the same ailment.

A visit with an experienced chiropractor should begin with a consultation to assess a patient’s present condition, expectations and appropriate method of care. A complete exam would follow to test reflexes and range of motion.

On a case-by-case basis, X-rays may be taken. Once test results and health history are reviewed, the chiropractor meets with the patient to discuss findings and recommendations.

Chiropractor Tools For Adjusting

Although manipulation is commonly used for joint dysfunction, many patients are uncomfortable with the sound and sensation of the inevitable cracking.

To restore motion to vertebrae and joints, health care professionals can use an Activator Adjusting Instrument, a small hand-held tool that delivers a moderate impulse force to the spine.

Think of these devices as an extension of the hands with the added benefit of providing an impact that is fast and localized.

When the source of pain is a soft tissue injury, interferential electrotherapy may be the solution. This method is delivered comfortably and emits a very low simulated frequency to help the body produce endorphins, which is the body’s natural pain-killing hormones.

Short sessions of electric muscle stimulation work well for muscle spasms. This approach facilitates relaxation by releasing trigger points that lock up the muscle.

The chiropractic field promotes holistic care and embraces non-invasive techniques. A licensed professional can educate people on how to mitigate pain through lifestyle changes that extend to nutrition and exercise as well as healthy habits such as practicing good posture and daily stretching.

The body has an amazing ability to heal itself when care and discipline are consistent.

Scott Chiropractic on Lake Loveland offers traditional and alternative techniques. Call 970-203-9997 today to schedule an appointment.

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