Adjustments and Manipulation


Considering a West Palm Beach chiropractic adjustment?

Looking for a natural way to relieve pain and improve your quality of life? Dr. Brian Matthews at Matthews Chiropractic in West Palm Beach, FL, provides chiropractic adjustments and other effective methods to help.

Common Questions About Chiropractic Adjustments

Are you considering visiting a chiropractor for adjustments but would like to learn more about them first? Dr. Matthews and the team at Matthews Chiropractic in West Palm Beach, FL, answer some common questions below.

What Do Chiropractic Adjustments Really Do?

In the shortest and simplest form, adjustments restore alignment. Spinal bones are shaped to sit on top of one another with a disc in between to act as a cushion. Various things, including fatigue, injuries, muscle tension, and more, can all pull the bones out of their place. This can impact the discs as well as the surrounding nerves, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels, and tendons. Adjustments put any bones that have become misaligned back in their proper placement.

Do Adjustments Hurt?

When performed by someone who is trained, you shouldn’t feel any pain through adjustments. In fact, most people feel an immediate sense of relief. However, you might feel some mild soreness for a short time after your adjustment. This doesn’t indicate that something is wrong.

The soreness is typically because your soft tissues are becoming acclimated to your bones being properly aligned after having not been for some time. The soreness should dissipate within a few hours.

What is the Cracking or Popping Sound During Adjustments?

While this can be a scary sound to some, it’s actually a good sign. When there is a misalignment, gases move into the area. The popping sound is caused by those gases being released as the bones are put back in place.

What Benefits Do Adjustments Provide?

The answer to this could be a limitless list. Misalignment can cause a wide range of problems, including pain, limited range of motion, joint dysfunction, poor nerve function, herniated discs, muscle tension, and much more. The symptoms can vary greatly among those suffering from misalignment. Therefore, the benefits also differ. Some common ones include pain relief, tension relief, headache relief, improved blood flow, better posture, improved range of motion, improved nerve function, and reduction in inflammation.

Learn the many benefits of chiropractic adjustments in your life by visiting Dr. Matthews at Matthews Chiropractic in West Palm Beach, FL. Call (561) 547-7878 to schedule your appointment today.

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