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Spinal Adjustments

Spinal Adjustments Islip |  Islip Chiropractic - Spinal Adjustments

The back bone of chiropractic treatment is, of course, the spinal adjustment. This is also referred to as spinal manipulation and involves moving joints within the body beyond the range of motion you currently experience. A chiropractor will never move the body in a way it was not intended, but if stiffness or issues have limited motion for an individual, pushing the joints beyond habitual movement can provide therapeutic results.

Subluxations occur when the bones in the spine shift out of position. This weakens the entire spine and can result in postural distortions. Spinal adjustments are essential to shift the misalignments back into position. The bones can press on nerves or other areas, leading to problems like limited mobility and pain in various areas of the body. Subluxations can also cause problems because they interfere with the ability of the nervous system to communicate with the rest of the body. This reduces the ability of your body to function and can lead to long-term damage in multiple areas.

Problems with spinal alignment can occur due to injury or trauma. This includes automobile accidents, sports injuries, and falling. A long history of poor posture can also contribute to subluxations by forcing vertebrae into improper positions. Some conditions can also cause alignment problems. Pregnancy, being overweight, stess and arthritis are some common factors in the development of subluxations.

As part of our alternative health and chiropractor services, we offer individual treatment for subluxations. Dr. Laura will complete a thorough review and exam of every situation in order to determine the best possible treatment plan. She will then work to deliver a series of adjustments designed to return the bones or vertebrae to the proper location.

Some benefits experienced by patients who have completed a regimen of spinal adjustments include:

• Reduction in pain
• Improved immune functions
• Reduction in muscle spasms
• Decreased likelihood for future injuries
• Increased range of motion and flexibility
• Decreased recovery time in the cases of traumatic injury