Here at Harvey Family Health Care our doctors spend a great deal of time with each patient for each adjustment.  Our treatment plans address areas of spinal concern, but also emphasize adjusting extremities such as feet, knees and shoulders to compliment the spinal adjusting.

 

Ultimately, our goal is to assist the patient in achieving optimal body function in the least invasive yet most effective way possible.

 

At Harvey Family Health Care, we choose from many adjustment techniques, varying from gentle to high intensity.  The technique chosen is dependent on the age, condition, and needs of each individual.  The first patient exam and diagnosis determine which techniques will result in the greatest benefit. Initial treatments are directed towards decreasing pain and promoting healing, with the ultimate goal of improving function and mechanics. As the patient finds relief and begins healing, an emphasis is placed on restoring joint motion and overcoming muscle imbalances so the problem does not return.

CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS

The keystone to patient treatment and healing!

What excatly is a chiropractic adjustments?

Spinal manipulations or adjustments are what distinguish doctors of chiropractic from any other type of health care professional. The term “adjustment” refers to the specific force chiropractors apply to vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. Although the emphasis is on the spine, chiropractic can treat almost any joint in the body.

 

The chiropractic adjustment is a quick thrust applied to a vertebra for the purpose of correcting its position, movement, or both.

What are the common reasons for chiropractic adjustments?

Patients commonly visit chiropractors back pain, especially in the lower back.  Many others seek treatment for head, neck and extremity symptoms.

What are the benefits of chiropractic adjustments?

The objective of the chiropractic adjustment is to reduce subluxation, which is the partial dislocation of bones that leaves them misaligned but still in contact with one another. This results in an increased range of motion, reduced nerve irritability, reduced muscle spasm, reduced pain, and improved function. There is no therapy or profession that corrects segmental joint motion as well as chiropractic.

 

The effects of spinal adjustment vary depending on the method performed, ranging from decreased muscle tension to reduced stress.  The effects of spinal manipulation have been shown to include temporary relief of musculoskeletal pain, increased range of joint motion, increased pain tolerance and increased muscle strength.