The chiropractic adjustment is a therapeutic interaction that breaks up fibrous adhesions that have formed within adjacent joints and caused them to move in an abnormal manner.
Left untreated this subluxated or dysfunctional joint can cause postural or gait abnormalities that can in turn accelerate the wear and tear of joints that may be seemingly far removed from the initial site of pain.
A patient’s posture can be used to give diagnostic clues as to the location of a problem. Other methods include checking for asymmetrical movements right and left, local muscle spasm, muscle trigger points and frequently the sensation of pain with certain movements or positions.
Studies have proven chiropractic care to be remarkably safe and effective for a wide range of musculo-skeletal conditions. Chiropractic care combined with a sensible exercise plan, a simple but healthful diet and a goal directed life can combine to give more years to your life and more life to your years.