Chronic pain and injuries that affect your spine and joints sometimes require professional health care treatment. There are different treatments for the spine and joints depending on the cause of the pain. Sometimes, a little rest and icing are all that’s necessary. Other times, you may need chiropractic care.
Chiropractors are health care professionals who specialize in the use of their hands to treat the spine and joints. The primary method of treatment chiropractors use is an adjustment.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
Adjustments are movements and manipulations of the joints to reduce pain and improve range of motion. These manipulations include forceful motions, leveraging, and gentle pressure applied from different positions along the joints. Typically, a few sessions are required to get the most out of chiropractic adjustments.
Chiropractors have other methods for treating pain as well, including:
- Hot and cold therapy
- Electrical stimulation
Is chiropractic care painful?
To the untrained eye, chiropractic care may look painful since the chiropractor makes forceful movements of the spine or joints. However, when done by a licensed professional like our team members at Florida Spine and Joint, chiropractic adjustments are rarely painful.
Often, patients notice a decrease in pain shortly after an adjustment.
Who needs chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care offers benefits for people with spine and joint pain looking to reduce pain and improve range of motion. However, there are some limiting factors that may prevent someone from benefiting from chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care should not be used if you have:
- Spinal fractures
- Slipped disc
- Severe arthritis
- Severe osteoporosis
Additionally, if you’re pregnant or taking blood thinners, you may not be a good candidate for chiropractic care.
Visit Florida Spine and Joint for chiropractic care
Do you have chronic pain in your spine or joints that prevent you from living your fullest quality of life? Our chiropractors at iRISE Spine and Joint can help reduce the pain and improve your range of motion. Contact us today to speak with one of our dedicated patient care coordinators to learn more about chiropractic care or to schedule an appointment.