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Adjustments

Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments are used to correct improper alignment of joints or vertebra. When a joint isn’t moving the right way, it leads to inflammation and break down of the joint. The break down of the joint then leads to break down of the disc. The disc deforms and distorts the opening where the nerve exits the spine at that joint which can cause pressure or irritation of the nerves in that immediate area. Chiropractic adjustments restore the normal spinal movement reducing this nerve irritation and pressure. Restoring movement also has a profound effect on how the brain perceives positional sense from the spine which in turn affects the brain's signals to the entire body.

Different Techniques

Different approaches or techniques can be used to get the desired results. The technique implemented will depend on the patient, the type of misalignment, the area being adjusted and the chiropractor’s training.

Many Chiropractors will extend their studies beyond graduation to specialize in other chiropractic techniques to broaden their field of knowledge and expertise.

Depending on the patient and the afflicted area, a very specific, controlled thrust using the hands may be used to achieve the movement required while at other times, a constant pressure applied correctly may move the joint.

Adjusting instruments are also becoming more popular as they are designed to deliver a very precise and effective adjustment which does not require the popping sound often associated with the chiropractic adjustment.

The Feeling Of Release

Most patients report a sense of well-being and release after an adjustment.

chiropractic adjustmentsLike taking a weight off your shoulders, our patients often report experiencing a sense of relief after adjustments.
chiropractor activatorAdjustment tools are often utilised too.

Everyone Benefits

Dr. Nothling has trained in over 17 techniques or approaches. He adapts treatment to the patient’s size, age and ailment.

Book a consultation and the doctor will explain all your options so you so you can make an informed decision on how chiropractic can help you.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Yes, as numerous studies have repeatedly shown, Chiropractic enjoys an excellent track record of safety. A New Zealand study recently concluded: “Chiropractic adjustments are remarkably safe. “

Will adjustments make my spine too loose?

No, Chiropractors are very specific in what bones they move and why. Only those joints that are not moving correctly are adjusted. The segments that are moving correctly are not mobilized. Areas where there is too much movement are usually addressed through exercise or changing the way a patient moves to restore normal stabilization for that joint.

How many adjustments will I need?

The number of adjustments will vary with each patient depending on the type of condition treated and how long it’s been there. The age of the patient and the individual health goals of the patient also plays a big role.

Patients often feel a relief after the first few adjustments. In the beginning, the treatments are usually more frequent (first 2 visits are usually within a week of each other) but this usually becomes far less frequent as the condition stabilizes.

Why would a newborn get adjusted?

Childbirth methods including the introduction of drugs to induce mothers, the use of instruments to pull the baby from the birth canal, c sections and even natural childbirth may all affect the baby's spine.

Unusual crying, colic, poor appetite or erratic sleep patterns may all be signs of spinal misalignment.

Adjustments given to a baby are very gentle and involves no more pressure than one would use to test the ripeness of a tomato.

It is knowing exactly where and how to apply that pressure that achieves the correction safely and effectively.

Can I adjust myself?

No, making a joint “pop” is not an adjustment!

Adjustments are specific and take years to master. Even a chiropractor has to consult another chiropractor to get his/her back adjusted.

Isn’t some back pain normal?

With the prevalence of pain, especially back pain in our society, one may be forgiven for thinking that it is normal. But no, it’s not normal. Pain is the body’s way of letting you know that something is wrong.

Now, you can relieve the pain by numbing it with medication, but if a problem isn’t resolved, the underlying problem may get worse and become more problematic to correct later on.

Not every ache and pain needs to be seen as the body is pretty resilient and self-healing, but pain that tends to stay for extended periods or comes back periodically, probably needs to be looked at.

Can I have chiropractic care after back surgery?

Yes, the areas that have been modified surgically are usually avoided when adjusting.

The areas above and below the surgery often compensate for the alteration and having these areas adjusted often brings tremendous relief.

The type of treatment will also be catered to the condition being treated. Many of these techniques are very gentle.