The Chiropractic Adjustment
The Chiropractic Adjustment is the main technique that us chiropractors use to treat our patients. A chiropractic adjustment is a very small and quick movement which we perform using our hands. This movement restores range of movement to a joint that is restricted or not functioning properly. A joint that isn’t moving properly is dysfunctional and isn’t doing its job properly. This gives it the potential to be a site of injury. During your examination, we will feel along your spine for an area of tension, or the area that feels most restricted. Once this has been determined, we will then perform a ‘chiropractic adjustment’ to get this area moving better again.
The ‘Audible Release’
You may or may not hear a cracking sound after an adjustment. This is called an ‘audible release’, but please don’t worry about the sound. It is just gas being released within the joint, like the sound your fingers make when you click them.
Learning the art!
We spend 4 years at Chiropractic college mastering the art of the Chiropractic Adjustment. We learn the correct adjusting technique for each joint within the body, making us specialist in this field. People always ask – ‘what’s the difference between chiropractors and physiotherapists?’ Well this is it.
After leaving chiropractic college, we never stop learning. There are so many different courses that we can do to learn new skills. This then adds to our tool box of treatment methods which we use to get you feeling better.
Chiropractic treatment at Davies Chiropractic Care
At Davies Chiropractic Care, we don’t only use chiropractic adjustments to treat our patients. We use a combination of different soft tissue techniques, dry-needling and rehabilitation. If we feel it necessary however, we may refer you to our in-house Soft Tissue Therapist. This would be if we felt you needed a more in depth soft tissue treatment.
Why do we do this?
The reason we use a combination of different techniques is simple. We feel strongly that you have to look at the whole picture when assessing and treating a problem. Your joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and fascia all work together to create structural integrity. If one part is dysfunctional, it is likely that another part will become dysfunctional also. Whether that be a local structure, or a structure far away from the original area of dysfunction. It’s important to address everything involved. To do this, we take a detailed history, and perform a comprehensive examination. This helps us determine exactly what is going on and how we can fix the problem. Usually, that will require us to work on more than just the joints. We feel that this is the best recipe to get you feeling better as quickly as possible.
Please read our blog Chiropractic benefits – What Are They? to find out more about how chiropractic can hep you.
If you think that we can help you, please call 0161 879 7701 to book an appointment.
Sam Davies MChiro DC