A chiropractic adjustment is a holistic health procedure that focuses on the spine and its relation to the nervous system.
Chiropractors use adjustment methods to help patients maintain good health without medication or surgery.
Just like getting a W.O.F for your car to ensure no breakdowns, your spine needs to be checked regularly due to the stressors and demands of everyday life. If ignored and not maintained, decreased movement may lead to musculoskeletal deterioration, nervous system problems and early degeneration of the spine.
What to expect at your chiropractic adjustment
We discuss your complete health history with you and your health goals.
Following this, we perform a complete chiropractic assessment.
Our assessment includes:
- Range of motion analysis
- Muscle testing
- Spinal analysis
- Any necessary orthopaedic and neurological testing
Based on the findings of this assessment, we might refer you for an x-ray or additional tests.
This first visit also includes an adjustment.
During your second visit:
We review your findings from the initial consultation, review your health goals and give you our best recommendation to get you back on track and enjoy life in the quickest time possible.
Why do you need a chiropractic adjustment?
Nerves travel from our brain through our spine, exiting holes on each side of our vertebrae where they travel, sending messages throughout our body-this is called our nervous system.
Communication within our nervous system allows us to adapt to our ever-changing and stressful environments. Different events in our lives stress our nervous system and decrease its ability to adapt, creating imbalances in the spine.
Some signs of spinal imbalances include injury, low energy, decreased immune function and aches and pains.
Our role as chiropractors is to locate these areas of spinal imbalances and deliver specific adjustments to them, allowing the nervous system to function more optimally.
Which adjustment techniques do we employ?
Our primary technique at inLine chiropractic is the Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT). SOT is a system of chiropractic developed initially by Dr M.B. DeJarnette. Best known for ‘using blocks’, it involves a detailed analysis and correction of the spine, pelvis, cranium extremities and visceral systems.
We also utilise several other techniques, such as diversified, Thompson (drop table), activator, pediatric and pregnancy-specific techniques and cranial work. Rather than a one size fits all approach, we consider your preferences when we meet with you and utilise what is needed for your body on the given day.
For a chat about your chiropractic health, contact us today!