Chiropractic adjustments are an effective way to manage pain and enhance mobility in patients who suffer from chronic and acute musculoskeletal injuries. If you have joint or back pain, the licensed chiropractors at Specific Care Chiropractic offer chiropractic adjustments in Davie, FL.
Call us today at (239) 369-9109 to schedule an appointment for Davie chiropractic adjustments.
What Is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation, is a therapeutic technique in which a licensed practitioner uses controlled pressure to adjust the placement of vertebrae in your spine. By adjusting the joints, the practitioner renders your backbone more mobile, which reduces pain and stiffness caused by back and neck injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, and other health problems.
Chiropractic adjustments can also relieve pain and pressure in other joints. Our practitioners can use various adjustment methods to treat joint problems like carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and scoliosis.
Chiropractic Adjustments Can Help You Manage Pain and Discomfort
Chiropractic adjustments are increasingly common. In fact, according to a comprehensive 2012 study published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine, spinal manipulation has shown efficacy for neck pain, mid-back pain, headaches, and extremity pain, especially in the knee, hip, shoulder, and feet.
Additionally, the neurological effects of chiropractic adjustments can enhance motor control, according to Scientific Reports.
If you suffer from back or joint pain, our chiropractors can help you develop a treatment plan to relieve some of your pain and enhance your quality of life.
Types of Chiropractic Adjustments We Use in Davie, FL
At Specific Care Chiropractic, we work to provide evidence-based chiropractic and physiotherapeutic treatments to our patients. Our team is trained in a range of chiropractic adjustment methods. Extensive knowledge and experience allow our chiropractors to select the best treatment options for your body’s unique needs.
The following are some chiropractic adjustment methods.
The chiropractor uses a handheld device to adjust joints using high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) motion. This method does not require direct contact between the chiropractor and the patient and allows for greater position control.
The patient kneels on a cushion and lays their chest on the adjustment table. This position allows the chiropractor to manipulate the cervical vertebrae in the neck for neck and head alignment.
The most common method of chiropractic adjustment, diversified adjustments, is when the chiropractor uses their hands to forcefully manipulate the spine at the affected vertebrae. It has been shown to be an effective method for relieving pain and restoring mobility.
Seated Diversified Adjustments
To focus on neck and shoulder issues, the chiropractor may have the patient sit in a chair while providing a diversified adjustment. We may use this method to assist with back pain related to poor posture.
Lumbar Side Posture Adjustment
The lumbar side posture method is ideal for treating lower back pain in the lumbar region. The patient rests on their side with their leg bent, and the chiropractor applies manual force to the affected area.
Thompson Drop-Table Technique
Dr. J. Clay Thompson developed the Thompson Drop-Table Technique to manipulate the patient’s entire spine. The patient lies on a table that features seven separate segments. The segments drop slightly as pressure is applied. The chiropractor puts pressure at high speed, with low force and the movement of the table allows that section of the spine to fully adjust without excess force.
Toggle Recoil Method
The toggle recoil method also uses lower force for adjustments. Using faster, low-pressure thrusts, the chiropractor manually manipulates the patient’s spine to correct alignment.
Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT)
The Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) takes a holistic approach to chiropractic adjustment. Rather than focusing on one location, the chiropractor targets the areas of the body that may be the fundamental source of the problem. The most common areas of correction are the spine, cranium, pelvis, extremities, and organs.
Extremity manipulation targets joints away from the spine, including the shoulders, hips, ankles, knees, elbows, and wrists. It helps treat carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, shoulder girdle pain, and knee osteoarthritis.
Physiotherapy Can Enhance Your Chiropractic Adjustment Experience
Specific Care Chiropractic offers a full portfolio of chiropractic and physiotherapeutic treatments to support your journey to better health. Whether your injury stems from a car accident or a chronic condition, we offer a full complement of physiotherapy services to supplement your chiropractic care.
Our physiotherapy services include:
- Corrective care
- Massage therapy
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Strengthening and stretching therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
- Electrical muscle stimulation (E-STIM) therapy
We encourage you to visit our physiotherapy page to find out more about these services.
Our Davie, FL, Patients Seek Chiropractic Adjustments for Many Conditions
Chiropractic adjustments are used to enhance mobility and reduce pain caused by a variety of conditions and injuries, such as:
- Car accident injuries
- Overuse injuries
- Repetitive use injuries
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Bursitis, tendinitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome
- Spinal injuries
- Back pain
If we are providing treatment for injuries you sustained in an accident, we can also help with your legal case by providing critical medical documentation.
After you sign a release, our team can send medical documents at your lawyer’s request. Such documents may include invoices, diagnostics, treatment plans, and expert opinions. If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence and you do not have an attorney, we may be able to recommend a lawyer in our network.
What to Expect When You Visit Our Office for Chiropractic Adjustments
We may not begin adjustments until we have fully established your physical state, including the location and severity of your injuries. We complete X-ray imaging to visualize the state of your spine and assess its mobility. Your chiropractic adjustment plan will center around your body’s physical state and your health.
We are committed to ensuring that our clients receive safe, reliable chiropractic care. All our chiropractors are trained and licensed in various techniques, which allows them to adjust their methods to suit your body’s needs.
Call Us to Start Your Davie Chiropractic Adjustments!
At Specific Care Chiropractic, our practitioners use evidence-based chiropractic techniques to reduce your pain and enhance your mobility so you can enjoy a better quality of life.
Each of our unique treatment plans is specifically designed with the individual in mind. We conduct a thorough initial examination and closely monitor you throughout the treatment process. With so many techniques at our disposal, we can easily adjust your plan as your rehabilitation progresses to help ensure optimal results.
Call us at (239) 369-9109 to schedule an appointment.