When the general population thinks of chiropractic services, the first thing that often comes to mind is chiropractic adjustment. Often referred to as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, back adjustment or spinal adjustment, this is a common chiropractic treatment for various aches, pains, and chronic conditions.
Chiropractic Adjustment in Mississauga
What Is Chiropractic Adjustment?
The primary goal of a chiropractic adjustment is to realign the spine into an optimal position and reduce "Subluxation" by bringing the bones of a joint back to a natural fit. A correctly aligned spine has been shown to improve overall bodily function, allowing joints, vertebrae, muscles and organs to function as they should. Spinal alignment is achieved through manual manipulation, wherein the chiropractor will gently stretch, thrust, and apply pressure as they see fit until the body is properly aligned.
What to Expect
During a routine chiropractic adjustment, your Mississauga chiropractor will begin by performing an individualized assessment of your needs. Based on your medical history, specific pain-points, and any current conditions you may be suffering from, Dr. Lanoue will come up with a personalized chiropractic treatment plan. A variety of chiropractic adjustment techniques may be presented to you, and Dr. Lanoue will take the time to explain them all throughout your session. Depending on the technique, you can expect to feel the manipulation at the site of application, with the chiropractor's hands moving at various velocities. As pressure is released from the joints, there will be an audible "pop" or "crack," which is nothing more than air escaping the affected area.
Upon release, you should feel an immediate sense of relief. While it is common to experience slight discomfort during or after chiropractic treatment, patients do not generally describe it as painful.
Types of Chiropractic Adjustment Techniques
While there is a long list of schools of thought and chiropractic adjustment techniques, as a patient, the only difference you will feel is in the level of pressure applied and the speed of application. Your chiropractor is likely to utilize one of the most common techniques, involving a strong directional thrust directly into the joint.
What Are Chiropractic Adjustments Used For?
At Dr. Lanoue's chiropractic clinic in Mississauga, spinal manipulation is used to treat a wide range of symptoms and ailments. A few examples of conditions that may be treated with the help of chiropractic adjustments include:
- Sudden or persistent headaches
- Neck and/or back pain
- Stiff or sore muscles
- Joint aches
- Arthritis or osteoarthritis
- Spinal stenosis
Or have recently experienced a:
- Sports injury
- Slipped or herniated disk
- Car accident
Dr. Lanoue has been performing chiropractic adjustment in Mississauga for over 25 years. If you are experiencing any of the above, or simply feel that chiropractic adjustment may be for you, get in touch to schedule an appointment.