Adjustments and Manipulation

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What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is the science which concerns itself with the relationship between structure, (primarily the spine) and function, (primarily the nervous system) of the human body as that relationship may affect restoration and preservation of health. Chiropractic is a drugless health care method of relieving pain and restoring health. A Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) can balance the body structures through specific movements of the spine (called a chiropractic adjustment) and assist the body to heal naturally by recommending good body mechanics, exercise, good diet, supplementation, and by using physiotherapy modalities such as heat, cold, traction, ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation. In some cases, Acupuncture or Dry Needling will be used. Most chiropractic physicians work with the balancing of the muscular systems of the body to create a more relaxed patient.

With such an abundance of chiropractors and specialists, many people get stuck "Doctor Shuffling", scurrying from doctor to doctor hoping he or she is "The One" that will handle their particular complaint. The Doctor of Chiropractic can eliminate the shuffle from doctor to doctor. As a family care physician, your chiropractor can be the primary entry to eliminate the "Doctor Shuffle." A well qualified chiropractic physician can handle 90% of your medical direction and additionally, have the expertise to recognize if your problem requires another specialists attention. For medical care, you will be referred to a medical doctor, who will see to your care in the proper manner.  Referrals to Surgeons, Podiatrists, or other Specialists are able to be handled by your Chiropractic Physician.

A chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is the primary chiropractic treatment method for back pain.

Spinal manipulation relieves pressure on joints, reduces inflammation, and improves nerve function. It has been a trusted form of treatment since the ancient Greek Hippocrates documented manipulative techniques in his writings back in 1500 B.C. Today, spinal manipulation is used to treat conditions such as allergies, menstrual cramps and headaches.

Suffering from chronic pain or searching for a way to improve your health and wellness? Dr. Jon Tanner at Tanner Chiropractic and Acupuncture offers chiropractic adjustments in conjunction with other techniques to residents in Scottsdale, AZ.

The Basics of Chiropractic Adjustments

Your body is a complex system made of various interworking parts. You have bones that provide structure, joints that allow you to move, muscles that support and empower that movement, and nerves that are responsible for ensuring your muscles and various organs operate – just to name a few of the components.

Sometimes, the bones can become misaligned. And unfortunately, this can put undue pressure on the muscles, nerves, joints, and more. As such, they can’t function as they should, and it leads to pain and discomfort.

Adjustments are a method for naturally restoring alignment to the bones. Your chiropractor will feel along the musculoskeletal system for signs of a misalignment. Then, they’ll use their hands, an instrument, or both to put the bones back into their proper place.

Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments

One of the most well-known benefits is simply relieving back or neck pain that is caused by the misalignment. This is, of course, a great benefit, but there are many more. Below are just a few.

  • Improved nerve function: This allows your body to operate as it should, leading to better general health. How well your nerves operate plays a significant role in ongoing conditions, trouble concentrating, energy, and much more.
  • Improved range of motion: Being unable to move properly can impact your life in various ways, from playing sports to reaching a cabinet that’s above your head.
  • Reduction in headaches: Many people suffer from headaches that are caused by misalignment – or resulting herniated discs and nerve compression – or tension. Restoring alignment to the spinal column can naturally reduce or eliminate headaches caused by such issues.

Experience chiropractic adjustments and all their benefits yourself by visiting Dr. Tanner at Tanner Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Scottsdale, serving Carefree, Cave Creek, Anthem, Rio Verde, and Phoenix, AZ. You can schedule your appointment by calling (480) 595-6100 today.

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