A chiropractic adjustment is more than just a treatment for back pain. Headaches, neck pain, and even limb pain can all respond to chiropractic care. At 380 Chiropractic & Wellness in McKinney, Texas, experienced chiropractor Joseph Cacozza, DC, the skilled team provides chiropractic adjustments to realign your spine and restore balance in your bones, muscles, and tissues. For more information about chiropractic adjustment, call 380 Chiropractic & Wellness, or book an appointment online today.
A chiropractic adjustment is a treatment technique to realign your spine. Contrary to popular belief, chiropractic adjustment doesn’t just relieve pain and pressure in your back. Your spine is the central pathway of all your nerves and connects them to your brain. Therefore, misalignment in your spine can cause symptoms and disruptions anywhere in your body.
A chiropractic adjustment focuses on restoring balance throughout your body to relieve pain, numbness, and other back, neck, head, or limb symptoms. It can also improve your muscular functioning.
Before you undergo chiropractic adjustment, Dr. Cacozza examines you and asks about your symptoms. He might also recommend an X-ray or other imaging procedure to examine the joints and find areas requiring treatment.
During chiropractic adjustment at 380 Chiropractic & Wellness, Dr. Cacozza positions you to lie face-down on a cushioned table. He may adjust your position depending on the source of your pain. He uses his hands to apply pressure to the joints in your back.
When he applies pressure, you might feel or hear popping and cracking. These adjustments relieve pressure from specific nerves in or near your spine and promote healing throughout the joints. You might need several weeks of treatment before you experience a lasting improvement in your symptoms.
Chiropractic care specializes in treating subluxation. Subluxation refers to spinal misalignment that causes pressure on nerves in your spine and often causes other symptoms throughout your body. Components of subluxation include:
Spinal kinesiopathology refers to the bones in your spine. They can become stuck or stiff, or they might move too much as a result of your subluxation.
Neuropathophysiology refers to the functioning of your nerves. A subluxation can cause nerve irritation or pinching, leading to pain, numbness, or tingling.
Myopathology refers to muscle functioning. Specific muscles might overdevelop to compensate for spinal misalignment. Others can decline in their operation.
Histopathology refers to soft tissue functioning. A subluxation can cause disc injuries, which lead to swelling and inflammation around your spine.
Pathophysiology refers to processes that happen in your body due to diseases or injuries. Because of subluxation, the joints in your back can get injured and respond by growing new bone in an attempt to become stable.
For more information about subluxation and how a chiropractic adjustment can help, call 380 Chiropractic & Wellness or book an appointment online today.