Chiropractic, offers a natural, drug-free and non-surgical approach to provide prompt, long-lasting relief from the chronic pain and discomfort caused by a wide array of health conditions.
At Austin Sports and Wellness Chiro Center, your road to recovery begins with a thorough examination to determine the source of your pain and develop the fastest, most effective method of treatment to meet your specific medical needs This may include adjustments, graston technique, kinesio taping, exercises, stretching, cupping, ultrasound, and other physical medicine modalities. Once initiated, the effects of your treatment regimen are continuously monitored and revised to achieve optimum results. From your very first visit, we’ll do our very best to provide you with lasting relief from pain and tension – and leave you feeling so good afterward that you’ll be counting the minutes until your next appointment!
“The Chiropractic Adjustment”
The key to chiropractic care is the spinal adjustment. This is the way doctors of chiropractic correct subluxations or misalignments of the spine. Which is bone on nerve, creating symptoms and dysfunction.
The Goal of the Adjustment?
The goal of the chiropractic adjustment is to correct the spinal misalignments detected during the examination. To do that, the doctor applies pressure to the bone and “unlocks” it from its improper position. The bone will then be free to align itself correctly.
Unfortunately, the muscles connected to misaligned vertebrae get used to their positions and have a tendency to pull the bone back out of place. It may take several adjustments before the adjustment “holds,” and the bone settles into its proper alignment. We also add these other therapies to help achieve this more efficiently.
If you ask 100 patients to describe their adjustments, you may get 100 different answers! That’s because there are many adjusting techniques for the chiropractor to choose from that fits best for that patient.Some doctors have their patients sit up for certain adjustments. Others tell them to lie down. Some use elaborate tables with moveable head or foot rests while others use stationary tables. A chiropractor may use a certain technique on one visit and a totally different one the next.
Will it Hurt?
Because most adjusting techniques emphasize using minimal force and gentle pressure, few patients feel any discomfort during the adjustment. Many, however, will hear popping sounds.The noises you hear are just tiny pockets of gas releasing with a pop, which is completely normal. However, be aware that in time, these noises may lessen or disappear completely. When this happens, it doesn’t mean the adjustment has stopped “working.” It only means that normal flexibility is returning to the affected vertebrae.