There are well over 300 joints in the human body, and some people put that number as high as 360. The discrepancy comes down to how you define a joint. Controversy aside it only takes one joint that is misaligned for you to feel miserable. That is where Chiropractic care comes into the picture. Chiropractors adjust joints and put them back into alignment so that the miserable feeling you experience goes away. Oddly, for us--you and me--a joint in our spine can cause pain in our foot. For chiropractors, the reason is clear. Here is a look at how adjustments help relieve even the worst pain.
Adjustments your Chiropractor in Gilbert May Use
Pain is not the only symptom that people experience when a bone or a joint is misaligned. There is a long list of health conditions that occur when your skeletal system is not aligned properly. Your Chiropractor in Gilbert, Dr. Carlow, can do manual adjustments, or they can use a device that gently taps the bones back into place. Another technique includes the use of a special table that moves as the doctor pushes on the joint allowing for gentle adjustments. Dr. Carlow is also skilled with the use of the Y-Strap. This device allows for a quick traction of the neck to help release tension and pain in the head and neck. Trigger Point care is another method that deals with muscles rather than bones as muscles are so powerful that they can pull bones out of alignment. The bones often return to their normal position by releasing the tension in the muscles.
Adjustments and What You Should Expect
- Manual Adjustment: This is a physical, hands-on technique the gently unlocks the bones and helps them to move properly and be in proper alignment. This technique is used to adjust the spine and other joints in the body as well.
- Tool Adjustments: Your Gilbert Chiropractor uses a tool that gently moves the bones back into place. Patients feel a light tapping on the joint. There is no pain involved with this technique and the process can be repeated as often as needed.
- Y-Strap Adjustments: Dr. Carlow is skilled in the use of the Y-Strap to help relieve tension and pain in the head and neck. This quick traction adjustment works wonders to deal with stubborn misalignments.
- Trigger Point Adjustments: While not dealing directly with the bone, trigger point adjustments deal with the muscles that cause the bones to come out of alignment. This is a helpful technique for pain relief. It can even be used to treat TMJ disorder. Muscle work is important because it can help the joints move more freely releasing muscle tension and correcting poor posture. Trigger point therapy, massage, and specialized exercises can also help you overcome misalignment due to poor muscle memory.
Every patient is unique, so we start with a thorough exam that helps us develop a plan of care that is unique to you. Our goal is always that you be pain-free.