Westerville, OH Chiropractor
Our Chiropractic Services
Chiropractic treatment is a drug-free hands-on approach to healthcare. Chiropractors are able to diagnose and treat patients using a broad spectrum of diagnostic skills, therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as provide lifestyle counseling. Chiropractic physicians offer a form of manual therapy known as manipulation to individuals in search for a more physical approach to treatment.
Chiropractic adjustments are sometimes referred to as chiropractic manipulation, spinal manipulation, or manual manipulation. Adjustment refers to manipulation or pressure given to the vertebrae that fail to function normally, or vertebrae that are off and/or impinged. The intention of a chiropractic adjustment is to reduce the misalignment with the objective of reducing nerve irritation, improving range of motion and function.
Chiropractors utilize many different techniques of manipulation or adjustments including a manual high velocity and low amplitude (HVLA), activator method, or manual low velocity and low amplitude (HVLA). The method of adjustment is based upon the chiropractor’s preference, the patient’s comfort and preference, and the response of previous experience, treatment, and adjustments. The chiropractor will work with you to find the most effective way to treat your current condition.
What Should You Expect?
During an adjustment, you might hear a popping sound. That sound is simply a release of gas that relieves joint pressure. A patient might experience slight discomfort after an adjustment if they were to tense up during the adjustment. Circumstances like this might require the chiropractor to apply ice and do electrical stimulation with massage before their next adjustment.