Adjustments and Manipulation

From relieving chronic pain to improving general health and wellness, Dr. James Sylvia and Dr. Simone Simaan at Sylvia Chiropractic Center in Kinston, NC, offer chiropractic adjustments and various other techniques to help.

4 Things to Know About Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractors are most well-known for providing adjustments that relieve neck and back pain. However, despite knowing this technique exists, many who can benefit from adjustments miss out on their various benefits due to a lack of understanding of how they work. Below, Dr. Sylvia, Dr. Simaan, and the team at Sylvia Chiropractic Center in Kinston, NC, share four important things you should know about chiropractic adjustments.

1. They Are a Completely Natural Way to Maintain Spinal and General Health

Having your spine adjusted might sound like a bad – or even scary – idea, but it’s a very wise one. Your spinal column consists of various components and it houses the spinal cord. If any of the bones or joints become misaligned, it can not only lead to many different types of pain but also poor nerve function. Adjustments are a natural method through which the bones and joints are put back in alignment, relieving pain, restoring nerve function, and improving overall health.

2. “Popping” Sounds Are Normal

Adjustments often create popping noises, which can be scary to many people. In fact, many think those sounds are indicative of breaking bones or other damage. This is not the case, however.

When bones become misaligned, it leaves space in the joint for gas and pressure to build up. As the bones are pushed back into their proper place, that gas and pressure are released, which causes the popping noises.

3. They Are Not Painful

It’s also normal for people to avoid adjustments as they think they’ll be painful. However, adjustments are used to relieve pain – not cause it. To do so, a controlled amount of force is applied to the target area. In most cases, this provides immediate relief for patients.

4. There Are Various Types Available

If you are simply uncomfortable with the manual force of traditional adjustments, there are several adjustment techniques available, including the Activator technique. It’s a gentle method applied through the use of a handheld machine that requires no manual force or twisting. It’s also beneficial for children, older adults, and those who have an injury that requires more gentle care.

Experience health and pain relief through chiropractic adjustments with Dr. Sylvia and Dr. Simaan at Sylvia Chiropractic Center in Kinston, NC. Call (252) 523-1900 to schedule an appointment today.

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