Spinal health is central to overall health. Imbalances in the spine can cause problems in the shoulders, hips, and extremities. They can also lead to difficulties with digestion and breathing. Chiropractic adjustments can bring the spine back into alignment, improving overall health and preventing further regression.
If you or a family member suffer from back pain, neck pain, headaches, or many other conditions, chiropractic care may help. The doctors at Specific Care Chiropractic can evaluate your condition and design a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Deerfield Beach chiropractic adjustments can improve your symptoms and your health and well-being.
Contact our chiropractors in Deerfield Beach today to schedule your appointment.
What Are Chiropractic Adjustments?
Chiropractic adjustments are manipulations of the spine and other parts of the body performed by a chiropractic doctor. These manipulations bring the spine or other joints back into proper alignment to promote healing. Your doctor will recommend specific adjustments based on your health needs.
Our doctors at the Deerfield Beach office of Specific Chiropractic Care offer these chiropractic adjustments:
With this approach, the doctor uses quick, forceful thrusts to bring the spine back into proper alignment. Patients typically lie down during this treatment. Many people experience immediate relief after a diversified adjustment. However, continued adjustments maintain health gains and prevent the spine from regressing back out of alignment.
Seated Diversified Adjustment
With a seated adjustment, the doctor uses the same quick thrusts to realign the spine, but the patient sits down instead of lying down. People experiencing pain in the neck, lower back, and shoulder benefit from seated diversified adjustments.
Side Posture Adjustment
Patients receiving a side posture adjustment lie on their side with one knee bent forward. The doctor will then apply quick thrusts to adjust the spine. This approach can reduce lower back pain.
Thompson Drop-Table Technique
The Thompson Drop-Table Technique uses a special table that is divided into seven segments. The patient lies face-down on the table. The doctor will apply gentle force to the affected area while simultaneously dropping one of the seven segments.
Our doctors may recommend knee-chest adjustments for people experiencing neck pain. Here, the patient kneels on a cushion while placing their chest on the table to be adjusted.
The activator method uses a hand-held instrument instead of manual pressure to apply high-velocity, low-amplitude thrusts to the affected area.
The Toggle-Recoil method is similar to diversified adjustments, but here, the doctor will use gentle thrusts instead of forceful thrusts. This gentle approach works best for mild injuries.
Sacral-Occipital Technique (SOT)
SOT brings the occipital area, where the head meets the neck, into alignment with the sacrum, or lower back. Our doctors may use the SOT for patients with pain in the neck, lower back, and pelvis, and problems with internal organs.
Our doctors can also provide adjustments to areas other than the spine. Manual adjustments to extremities provide relief from symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, scoliosis, and more.
Chiropractic Adjustments Can Help With Many Conditions
When people think of chiropractors, they typically think of neck and back injuries. It’s true that chiropractors can help with these injuries, but our team can also treat other conditions. Chiropractic care focuses on holistic health and putting your body in a position to heal itself. In addition to back and neck injuries, we treat:
Whiplash results from the head and neck being thrust forward suddenly, then back again, like a whip. Cleveland Clinic information states that motor vehicle accidents are a major source of whiplash injuries, as are sports injuries, serious falls, and physical abuse.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Trauma to the spinal cord can damage the nerves, leading to serious injuries that limit mobility and body function. Accidents and diseases can cause trauma to the spinal cord. Our doctors treat both complete injuries, which cause paralysis below the site of the injury, and incomplete injuries, which impair body function below the site of the injury but still allow limited communication between the brain and the injured area.
In a healthy spine, rubbery discs filled with a jelly-like fluid sit between the vertebrae to provide cushioning. According to Mayo Clinic, age-related wear and tear can cause this fluid to protrude, resulting in pain, numbness, and weakness in the arms and legs.
Chiropractic adjustments can help people with herniated discs. One study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics showed that patients with herniated cervical (neck) discs responded well to chiropractic care that included cervical manipulations.
Sciatica is pain in the sciatic nerve, which extends from the lower back to the hips and buttocks. Left untreated, it can cause permanent nerve damage. Chiropractic adjustments can realign the spine, reducing symptoms and preventing future damage.
Scoliosis is an S- or C-shaped curvature of the spine. This condition can range from mild to severe and can cause permanent nerve damage.
While there is no cure for scoliosis, treatment can correct some of the curvature and prevent further curving of the spine. Clinics and Practice reports that adolescent patients with scoliosis who received chiropractic adjustments experienced improved curvature or spinal stabilization.
Bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion joints. Overuse can lead to painful inflammation known as bursitis in the hips, shoulders, elbows, and other joints. Manual extremities adjustments can improve bursitis.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects the hands and wrists. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, symptoms include weakness, numbness, and pain in the hands as well as tingling or a swollen feeling in the fingers. The Journal of Chiropractic Medicine reports that a patient with carpal tunnel syndrome showed improved function and symptoms after three months of chiropractic care.
Specific Chiropractic Care Can Help With Your Wellness Journey
If you or your family member sustained a back injury, pain, or another condition listed above, reach out to the team at Specific Care Chiropractic in Deerfield Beach. Our team will recommend chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapy to relieve your symptoms and improve your overall wellness. Call (239) 369-9109 today to schedule your first appointment.