Are Chiropractic Adjustments Safe?

The chiropractor guide on adjusting the spine.

Chiropractic adjustments are very safe and can be wholly beneficial for healing previous injuries and preventing further ones if performed by a trained and licensed chiropractor. Every person’s body responds uniquely to chiropractic adjustment and a well-trained chiropractor will be able to assess the necessary adjustments your body requires for optimal performance.

In order to determine the best and safest adjustment to perform, your chiropractor will most likely ask you to fill out a questionnaire regarding any past or current injuries from which you are suffering, any chronic pain you may have, or other conditions that may affect your care.

Then the chiropractor will do a physical examination and potentially other tests, such as X-rays, to get an idea of your spinal alignment. From there, he or she will be able to determine the most appropriate adjustment for your body so that you receive optimal care and are not putting your spine at risk for further injury.

There are a few special circumstances in which chiropractic care is not recommended including those with spinal cancer, severe osteoporosis, or an increased risk of stroke. Through your initial screening and consultation, your chiropractor should be able to determine if you are not a good candidate for chiropractic care. However, the majority of individuals can greatly benefit from regular adjustments.

How Often Should You Get a Chiropractic Adjustment?

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The frequency of visiting the chiropractor for adjustments depends on the state of your body. For those who are not experiencing any chronic pain, suffering from a previous or current injury, or pregnant, spinal maintenance is usually required only once or twice a month or possibly even less so.

If you do suffer from chronic pain or recent injury, especially of the neck, spine, or lower back, more frequent adjustments of at least once or twice a week are usually required to help heal and strengthen those parts of your body weakened by injury.

Depending on your body’s ability to heal and the nature of the injury, adjustments can take time to hold before your body regains its strength.

If you are seeing a chiropractor during your pregnancy, visits usually start out at once a month in the first trimester and become more frequent as the pregnancy progresses. Due to a hormone called relaxin increasing during the stages of pregnancy, the ligaments and joints loosen up and can result in frequent spinal misalignment.

Towards the end of pregnancy right up until labor and delivery, chiropractic adjustments can occur as often as twice a week and can actually be helpful for smooth and less painful delivery.

Are Chiropractic Adjustments Worth It?

Seeking the professional care of a chiropractor is just as important as maintaining your overall health through annual visits to your primary care provider. There are nameless benefits for regular chiropractic adjustments because, after all, your spine is the base that holds all of your body’s functions and parts together.

Some of the priceless benefits that accompany regular chiropractic adjustments include better sleep, increased energy, better digestion, better posture, improved immunity against illness, lower blood pressure, decreased inflammation, migraine relief, neck, and lower back pain relief, and much more.

Chiropractic care ensures that your spine is properly aligned so that nervous system pathways are free to communicate to the rest of your body. With uninhibited communication, your body can function to its optimal ability allowing you to live the life you were meant to live – pain-free, medication-free, and fully functional.

What Are You Waiting For?

Not only are chiropractic adjustments safe, if performed by a trained and licensed chiropractor, but they can also greatly improve the quality of your life. If you suffer from chronic pain or most physical injuries, chiropractic adjustments can set you on the road to healing in a natural and healthy way.

The benefits to spinal maintenance through regular chiropractic adjustments are too numerous to count but they make such a difference and can give you the life of optimal functionality that you were meant to live.

Whether you are a picture of perfect health and only require once-a-month spinal maintenance or dealing with chronic pain and require twice-a-week adjustments, don’t wait any longer to contact your chiropractor and give your body the best in wellness.

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