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Chiropractic Adjustment FAQs

Have you been thinking of seeing a chiropractor? Do you wonder whether chiropractic adjustments can help you? Birmingham Wellness Center in Birmingham, MI, wants you to understand exactly what chiropractic is and what it can do. Here are some of the most common questions.

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When are chiropractic adjustments recommended?

Chiropractic adjustments are called for whenever joints aren’t properly aligned with each other. This misalignment, called subluxation, is the source of many problems. Most of us are aware of the problems bad alignment can cause in the back and neck, but the issues don’t stop there. Subluxation can occur in the extremities as well and can cause susceptibility to such things as tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff difficulties, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The doctors at Birmingham Wellness can evaluate you to determine whether you need chiropractic adjustments. 

What are chiropractic adjustments?

Unlike drug therapy and surgery, chiropractic adjustments are a form of natural treatment. Handheld instruments are used to bring precisely targeted force to bear around joints and to gradually move the bones and joints back to their ideal natural position.

Aren't chiropractic adjustments specifically for treating spinal pain?

They do treat spinal pain, but that’s only a part of what chiropractic adjustments are good for. Adjustments are indeed effective for pain in the back and neck, whether pains come from injury, disease, degeneration or lifestyle issues. Adjustments are also good for numbness, pain, and weakness in the extremities caused by conditions that constrict the spinal cord, such as sciatica and spinal stenosis. But more than that, chiropractic adjustments can help in conditions that don’t have an obvious connection to the spinal column, such as migraines, tendinitis, and problems in the shoulders and arms.

What age groups can benefit from chiropractic adjustments?

Because chiropractic adjustments are natural and non-invasive, they’re safe for patients of all ages, including seniors, pregnant women, and small children.

What treatment is used in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments?

Our team at Birmingham can prescribe an entire regimen of conservative, non-surgical drug-free therapies, including corrective exercise, acoustic compression, and massage. Your body has the ability to heal itself, and we can give you the tools to help it do just that.

Call Our Birmingham Chiropractor Today!

For years, we’ve been the Birmingham chiropractor who has helped area residents feel better and realize their full physical potential with chiropractic adjustments and auxiliary treatments. Come meet with the Birmingham Wellness Center team and get the definitive answer on what chiropractic can do for you. Call 248 645-6070 or sign up for an appointment at our web site.