Adjustments and Manipulation
Specific spinal adjustments involve gentle, painless movements of vertebrae of the spine in a certain direction. Ninety-eight per cent of all adjustments performed in this clinic are painless. Even toddlers and the elderly are safely and painlessly adjusted. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons ranging from: postural stress, repetitive strain injury, falls, lifting injury, to trauma from car, motorcycle, bicycle, skateboard accidents and of course, sports injuries.
When these vertebrae are out of place, limited range of motion of a joint occurs, and the disc swells compressing a spinal nerve root. And the vast majority of time, this causes no pain! Scientific research has demonstrated that tissues/organs that are connected to a damaged/malfunctioning nerve will also malfunction. So the communication from the brain to the tissue cell is interrupted; resulting in dis-ease. Dr. Suh, at
When one truly understands this concept and how to apply it to his/her health, one can better comprehend how chiropractic spinal adjustments can help breathing, digestive, genitourinary and neurologic symptoms, to name a few. Without proper nerve function, some tissue/organ/gland will not work as well as it should; leading to breakdown and eventual disease. As you can see, this can be a much more serious problem than people realize.
So eating properly, combined with regular activity, is simply not enough to reach maximum functional capacity. There’s more to achieving health than just addressing those two components only. Chiropractors are therefore doctors of the nervous system, not bone doctors. All medical anatomy and physiology textbooks state that the nervous system controls and coordinates
*What about a herniated, protruded, or bulging disc causing sciatica? Most are chiropractic cases. Especially, lateral and medial protrusions.
*What about disc degeneration? My doctor says it’s really degenerated and nothing can be done. Again, most of these cases are successfully treated with spinal adjustments….even ruptured discs.
*What if I have arthritis? Isn’t that a contraindication to spinal adjusting? No, it is not in most cases. Besides there are many other drugless treatment modalities available to reduce or eliminate pain than adjustments only.
*But I’ve got scoliosis. Surely that can’t be helped by a chiropractor. Wrong in most cases. Chiropractors know which kinds can be helped and which ones can’t. Other kinds of doctors and therapists are not trained to distinguish which approach is best for the patient with scoliosis because they don’t perform spinal adjustments.
I encourage anyone who is seeking optimum health to consider including a doctor of chiropractic on your health care team. It’s that essential to one’s health.