What Are The Effects Of A Chiropractic Adjustment On Your Body?

Most people visit a Chiropractor for musculoskeletal issues such as neck pain, back pain, headaches, migraines, and sciatica etc.  What does a Chiropractic adjustment actually do? Is it the popping or cracking that gives you pain relief? The popping and cracking sounds is just a by product of the adjustment.  It is the proprioceptive input or movement delivered to the joints from the high velocity, low amplitude thrust that creates a cascade of physiological events in your body that helps you feel better.   

Several research studies have shown that a spinal adjustment or manipulation can impact and influence spinal biomechanics (movement or structure of the spine) as well as the central nervous system. 

Research articles published by the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology & Spine Journal discovered that a Chiropractic spinal adjustment or manipulation produced the following the neurophysiological effects in the body:

  • Influence Spinal Biomechanics
  • Relieve Mechanical Compression
  • Stimulate Paraspinal Afferents
  • Activation of Somatosensory Receptors
  • Stimulate Muscle Spindle Afferents
  • Stimulate Golgi Tendon Organ Afferents
  • Increases Pain Tolerance or Threshold

So what does all of that medical jargon mean? 

Simply put, a Chiropractic adjustment delivers information into your joints and then up your spinal cord to your brain to process the information.  This information changes the communication of your brain and body to improve its alignment, movement, and function.  When this happens, the brain will send a signal to relax the muscle that will improve your posture.  As a result you it creates less tension and pain in the body. 

Have you been dealing with neck pain, back pain, headaches, migraines, or sciatica? Are you a busy professional or busy parent? Don’t have time to travel to an office? House Call Chiropractic might be the solution for you.  I come to you to help you feel better without the hassle.  No Driving. No Waiting. No Hassle.

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