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Dr. Jessica Schofield and the team at Crestview Chiropractic Clinic in Crestview, FL, offer chiropractic adjustments and other techniques to help you achieve optimal health and wellness.

Role of Chiropractic Adjustments in Healing and Pain Relief

Adjustments are a foundational component in chiropractic care. What exactly are they, and how do they benefit you? Dr. Schofield and the team at Crestview Chiropractic Clinic in Crestview, FL, answer these questions below.

What Are Adjustments, and What Do They Do?

The bones and joints in your body are specifically placed in such a way that you can move and function. They are cushioned by discs and surrounded by muscles, nerves, and other components that also contribute to the function of your body.

Sometimes, injuries, poor posture habits, and other issues can affect the placement of the bones and joints. When they are misaligned, it puts undue pressure on the discs, nerves, and various other components.

Adjustments are a technique used to restore proper placement. When alignment is restored, it relieves pain and pressure on the discs and nerves. It also restores proper movement and nerve function.

Adjustments are completed using both hands-on techniques and instruments. And they can be performed throughout the back, neck, and extremities.

Conditions and Symptoms Adjustments Address

A misalignment may not seem like a big deal, but it can actually create or be linked to a wide range of issues. Some of the most common issues that adjustments are used for include but are not limited to the following:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Tension headaches and migraines
  • Scoliosis
  • Auto and sports injuries
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Muscle tension

Adjustments are typically only one part of the treatment plan. Restoring alignment is critical, but other methods must be used in order to maintain alignment. In most cases, one or more of the following methods are utilized in conjunction with adjustments.

  • Massage therapy: When there is a lot of muscle tension, that tension can pull the spine back out of alignment. By addressing the tension, the chances of that happening are significantly reduced.
  • Therapeutic exercises: Strengthening and stretching exercises help enhance the results of the adjustments as well as correct the issues that contributed to the misalignment.
  • Lifestyle adjustments: Poor posture, improper lifting, and other habits are often responsible for misalignment. Addressing these habits is essential.

By combining such methods with the powerful effects of adjustments, spinal health and healing can be achieved and maintained.

Put your health and healing in the hands of a compassionate and dedicated chiropractor. Schedule your appointment for chiropractic adjustments with Dr. Schofield at Crestview Chiropractic Clinic in Crestview, FL, by calling (850) 682-0381 today.

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