Chiropractic adjustments are one of the main treatments used by chiropractic doctors to help patients suffering from musculoskeletal problems. Musculoskeletal problems can include but are not limited to back pain, neck pain, wrist pain, arm pain, and other problems. Some chiropractic doctors specialize in only certain areas of the body. Non-chiropractors or chiropractic doctors can administer chiropractic adjustments.
Chiropractic adjustments are usually administered while a patient is lying on their back, with their hips flexed. The doctor will then rotate their patient’s vertebrae so that force is exerted on the affected joint. This force is used to modify the alignment of the joints and surrounding tissues so that they are properly aligned. Some patients have also reported that chiropractic adjustments have helped reduce the severity and frequency of their common tension headaches and migraine headaches. One study showed that 25% of patients who had chiropractic adjustments performed to treat their stiffer neck headaches had a significant 90% decrease in the number of headaches they had, which represented an average of eighteen per day.
A majority of chiropractic adjustments aim to relieve pain and improve the overall immune system of the patient. The immune system is affected when inflammation occurs in the joints and surrounding tissue. Inflammation can be caused by various reasons, including injury, trauma, surgery, illnesses, and a lack of exercise.
Chiropractors believe that chiropractic adjustments can provide real, measurable, long-term pain relief for all kinds of patients who experience neck, back pain, and other neurological conditions. Patients typically report better flexibility and strength in their shoulders, arms, and legs after chiropractic adjustments. Some people have noted the disappearance of arthritis pain and the improvement of brain function after undergoing chiropractic Adelaide treatments. Chiropractors believe that chiropractic adjustments may also be effective in helping to control and manage stress and improve sleep and concentration patterns in their patients.
Some chiropractors use a form of spinal manipulation known as spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation is used to realign the subluxations and vertebrae that can put pressure on nerves in and around the neck. People who have undergone spinal manipulation say that this type of treatment can help realign the spine and eliminate headaches, migraines, back pain, and neck stiffness. In addition, chiropractic adjustments may also help protect the neck and back against osteoarthritis, which causes stiffness and swelling in the joint.
While most health insurance plans do not cover chiropractic adjustments, some medical professionals such as physicians and dentists will cover chiropractic adjustments under their medical office benefits. According to the California Health Benefits Guide, most health insurance plans do not cover chiropractic manipulations because the process is considered an elective or non-essential service. Patients who do have coverage through their medical office can do a few things to receive chiropractic adjustments at no cost to them. These include scheduling regular appointments with a chiropractic Adelaide, taking advantage of previously unknown discounts provided through medical office employers such as radiology departments and rehabilitation centres, and participating in a chiropractic fitness program.