William S. Thatcher, DC
Chiropractor located in Baldwin, NY
Chiropractic Care Q & A
What Conditions can Chiropractic Care Effectively Treat?
Chiropractic care can effectively treat many different health conditions. Arthritis, chronic back pain, migraines, sciatica, and herniated discs are just a few of the health conditions chiropractors can treat. Athletic injuries, auto accident injuries, and work-related injuries can also be effectively treated using chiropractic care. Chiropractic adjustments are extremely effective at restoring balance in all areas of the body. Chiropractic adjustments not only address abnormalities involving the bone but also in the soft tissues. When the body is brought back into balance, pain and inflammation are reduced and the body is allowed to heal.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment can be performed manually or by using a small device that is called an activator. Whether the adjustment is performed by hand or with the use of an activator, the results are the same. The bone and soft tissues are gradually shifted back into their original position and re-trained to remain there. It may take several adjustments before the muscles regain their memory and remain in their rightful place. With each adjustment, the musculoskeletal structure will remain in place for longer periods of time. Chiropractors can use chiropractic adjustments on many different areas of the body in an attempt to regain structural balance.
How Many Chiropractic Adjustments are Needed to Heal an Injury?
The number of chiropractic adjustments will depend on the severity of the injury in question. If the injury is mild, it may take only two or three adjustments to retrain the bones and soft tissues to remain in place. Severe injuries or those that have not been treated for long periods of time may require numerous adjustments. Retraining the muscles and connective tissues after they have been in an abnormal position for several months or years will take time. Repeated adjustments will gently coax the tissues back into place and allow them to heal. During the initial visit, the chiropractor will be able to determine the extent of the injuries and how many adjustments will be needed to correct the problem.