Adjustments

Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments are the most essential part of your healthcare

It is a specialized, controlled and safe pressure that is applied to joints to correct subluxations and restore proper motion and position. Spinal joints that aren’t moving right can choke or irritate nearby nerves and in many cases, causing lower back pain. Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these stuck joints, reducing interference in the nervous system and helping relieve lower back pain.

Chiropractic adjustments are a very precise procedure that highly skilled chiropractors learn and perfect over years of training at chiropractic college and in clinical practice. You should never try to be your own doctor and adjust yourself! Self-adjusting can be very harmful to your spine and and body. Leave it to the experts!

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Yes! 
Records from insurance and court cases have constantly shown that chiropractic is the safest portal of entry healthcare available to the public today.

It is important to remember that every healthcare procedure, from taking aspirin to giving blood, involves a level of risk. Chiropractic stands on its record of safety and effectiveness that is unmatched in healthcare. Adjustments are among the safest of all healthcare interventions because they are non-surgical, drug-free and present an extremely low risk. And they work to relieve a myriad of issues ranging very from very common lower back pain to the much more seldom nervous system issues!

Will chiropractic adjustments make my spine too loose?

NO. 
Only the spinal joints that are "locked up" receive adjustments. This allows weakened muscles and ligaments to stabilize and heal.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

Most patients report relief from lower back pain and ease with adjustments. It is common to experience some mild soreness following your first couple of adjustments. This is a natural process your body goes through while adjusting to the proper positions. This is similar to the soreness you might feel when working out after a long break from the gym. Muscles, joints, and nerves must get used to this new, correct position.

Most patients enjoy getting adjusted once they become familiar with this healthy lifestyle choice and experience relieve from lower back pain. After all, if adjustments weren’t pleasant, our patients wouldn’t return for the multiple visits needed to retrain their spine!

When weighing the decision about adjustments, consider this: Would you rather experience minor discomfort for a day or two now to prevent the possibility of experience severe pain down the road from the degeneration that will result from uncorrected subluxations?

Who can get a chiropractic adjustment?

Newborns, infants, children, pregnant women, athletic men, seniors, those who suffer from mild to severe lower back pain and even back surgery patients can get a chiropractic adjustment. Naturally, Chiropractic adjustments will be tailored to your size, age, pregnancy status and particular healthcare issue. Dr. Posada offers a wide variety of different techniques and finding what’s right for you and your child will always be discussed. Find out for yourself by scheduling a no-obligation consultation to discuss your problem.

Pregnancy healthcare and chiropractic adjustments.

Pregnancy may be one of the best times to receive chiropractic care! While it’s always good to have an optimally functioning nervous system, it’s especially helpful during pregnancy. Both mother and baby can benefit. Adjusting methods are adapted to a mother’s size, weight and condition of pregnancy. During this period of weight gain and hormonal changes, many mothers seek chiropractic adjustments to relieve lower back pain caused by the stress of the pregnancy and to maintain a healthy pregnancy. Women receiving chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy have even reported shorter and easier births.

Why would a newborn get a chiropractic adjustment?

Many babies receive their first subluxations during pregnancy and the birthing process. Modern medical procedures such as the Cesarean section, the use of forceps, and induced deliveries put unnatural strains on the infant’s delicate body. Frequently, doctors still hold the baby upside down from the feet. Throughout the ordeal, the tiny spine is twisted, tugged and stretched. The frequent result: subluxations

People who understand the importance of spinal checkups and spinal healthcare bring their children into the chiropractic office when they are tiny infants.

Will a chiropractic adjustment hurt my baby?

ABSOLUTELY NOT. 
Your child getting a chiropractic adjustment is no more harmful than a regular check-up at the pediatrician. Infants and children do not receive the same chiropractic adjustments as adults. chiropractic adjustment techniques are modified for each person’s size and unique spinal problem. Plus, an infant’s spine does not have the long-standing muscle tightness seen in adults. This makes the energy that chiropractors use to adjust a child’s spine, considerably less than an adults. The pressure used to provide a chiropractic adjustment to an infant is about the same pressure used to test the ripeness of a tomato. Very gentle.

Will my healthcare insurance and MD approve?

First, you do not need anyone’s approval to seek a chiropractic opinion about healthcare issues affecting you or your child. The judgment of another healthcare expert is always helpful in the decision-making process. Medical practitioners keeping up with the latest pediatric chiropractor research are starting to understand the value of this natural, drug-free approach to better healthcare. It is very common for up-to-date physicians and chiropractic healthcare to work together in helping you achieve your highest level of health!

Most insurance companies DO reimburse for chiropractors care. Like all medical procedures, it is best to contact your insurance carrier to verify your chiropractic coverage.

Keep in mind that many insurance do not cover wellness services. Just as your insurance does not pay for your gym membership or organic food, often times they will not pay for the amount of care that is needed to keep you healthy. Some investment out of pocket may be necessary, but very worthwhile.