Spinal manipulation is a form of chiropractic adjustment that is performed to improve your spinal motion and your body’s overall function. This is achieved by having a chiropractor manually realign any vertebrae that have moved out of place.
Vertebrae may become misaligned for a number of reasons, ranging from normal daily activity to car accident trauma. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustments are an effective and surgery-free method of treating back pain caused by vertebral misalignments.
When one or more vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall negative effect on the systems that are connected to it, which may affect anything from your muscles to your central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow from the brain through all of your body’s nerves and internal systems, your body won’t be able to function at its prime.
A chiropractic adjustment is often performed by a chiropractor utilizing their hands or a specialized chiropractic instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This adjustment occurs with a swift movement and is often completed without discomfort. During the short process, you may hear a noise that sounds like you're cracking your knuckles, commonly referred to as joint cavitation. This sound is caused by the release of gases, such as oxygen and nitrogen, from the joint your chiropractor is working on.
Chiropractic adjustments are an excellent way to keep your body functioning at its highest capacity, especially after a car accident or other form of traumatic injury. When your body is in alignment, it is able to respond and perform as it was designed to. You will feel a physical ease in completing usual everyday tasks, such as bending over to pick something up or driving to work, and will no longer feel pain during your regular activities.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, a car accident chiropractor can help. Many of the most common neck and back injuries from car accidents can be treated with chiropractic adjustments and other forms of chiropractic care. Call us today at 386-492-7931 to schedule your first appointment with an accident and injury chiropractic doctor and begin your recovery process