Chiropractic Adjustment Care Irvine CA

The Chiropractic Adjustment: From Pain Relief to Wellness

The Chiropractic Adjustment: From Pain Relief to Wellness

Chiropractic care is a justifiably famous natural back and neck pain relief treatment. But the same adjustments that relieve whiplash injury and sciatica can do much more. Your Irvine chiropractor develops individual treatment plans for patients suffering a wide range of conditions. But Dr. Lee and his associate doctors can also improve your overall wellness because a chiropractic adjustment can actually prevent pain and illness by optimizing nervous system function.

How Does a Spinal Adjustment from my Chiropractor Work?

Your chiropractor uses an adjustment (or series of adjustments) to restore correct spinal alignment. Your nervous system (consisting of your brain, spinal cord and nerves) directs your body’s function and development from the beginning. The spinal cord runs through the spine, with nerves branching out across the body from between the vertebrae.

Any vertebral misalignment (subluxation) can pinch nerves, preventing them from communicating properly—inevitably leading to pain and dysfunction in areas controlled by those nerves. Subluxations can develop over time from poor posture and ergonomics, or they can occur during a sudden injury. Either way, subluxations must be corrected to restore proper nervous system function.

After carefully diagnosing your condition and the exact location of any subluxations, Irvine chiropractors Dr. Lee, Dr. Melad and Dr. Untalan uses a variety of hands-on thrust techniques on your spine, nudging vertebrae back into correct alignment, and releasing pinched nerves so they can communicate correctly.

Irvine Chiropractic Care Adjustment for Optimum Wellness

Depending on your situation, your chiropractor may recommend a series of adjustment appointments until your spine is aligned and you get pain relief and injury recovery. Many patients discover, however, that a regular wellness adjustment keeps them healthier long-term. Studies on chiropractic care show that a properly aligned spine can:

Boost the immune system (fewer colds and infections)

Improve sleep and lower stress levels

Alleviate high blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health

Enhance focus and energy levels

Prevent disc injury by maintaining correct posture

Lessen allergy and asthma symptoms

Even if you aren’t struggling with pain or injury, a regular chiropractic adjustment can give you the wellness edge you need to maintain an active lifestyle and chase your goals.

Visit the Chiropractor Irvine Trusts for Pain Relief and Prevention

Whether you need injury treatment, pain relief, or you just want to enjoy top wellness, schedule an appointment with Dr. John Lee, Dr. Jerome Melad and Dr. Wil Untalan, the chiropractors Irvine neighbors rely on for the most advanced chiropractic care: 949-552-2100.

Chiropractic Adjustment FAQs

These are a few of the most common questions our Irvine chiropractor Dr. Lee and his team receives about chiropractic care. If you have any other questions about how regular chiropractic adjustment can help you with pain relief, injury recovery, and wellness, please contact us!
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Why Do I Need a Chiropractic Adjustment?
If you have a spinal subluxation—a misalignment between spinal vertebrae—your nervous system cannot properly convey messages between your brain and the nerves communicating with the rest of your body. Subluxations pinch nerves, which can cause pain, dysfunction and ill health. Our chiropractors hands-on pressure to move vertebrae back into correct position. These adjustments provide pain relief, natural injury treatment and more wellness options to improve your lifestyle.
How Does a Chiropractic Adjustment Work?
Before The chiropractor can perform an effective spinal adjustment, he needs to diagnose the location of the subluxation in your spine, and the health problems it’s causing. He uses various diagnostic tests, including x-rays, to pinpoint subluxations. The chiropractor then uses precise manual thrusts (while you’re lying down, standing or even sitting in different positions) to nudge your vertebrae into correct position.
What Conditions Can a Chiropractic Adjustment Treat?

Chiropractic adjustments provide excellent, non-invasive, drug-free treatment options for most musculoskeletal conditions, injuries, and many conditions you might not expect. Some of these include:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Shoulder and arm pain
  • Sciatica leg pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bulging and Herniated Disc Injury
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Knee, hip, ankle and foot pain
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma and allergies
  • ADHD
  • Stress and anxiety
  • High blood pressure
  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Stiffness
  • TMJ
  • Car accident injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Daily injuries

If your condition isn’t listed here, ask your chiropractor—chiropractic adjustments may still provide relief.

Why does my back crack when my chiropractor adjusts it?
That pop is the sound of pent-up gas (usually nitrogen) escaping from the joint space as the vertebrae are aligned—not the bones hitting each other.
Will I be sore after a chiropractic adjustment?
A little soreness is common after the first few adjustments—similar to how you feel after starting to work out again after a while. As you continue treatment, the soreness will decrease, and you’ll notice wellness and overall pain relief instead.
Once my injury is healed, will I still need spinal adjustments?
“Once I’m in shape, do I still need to exercise?” Of course—and it’s the same for chiropractic care. Daily life and injury can work against your spine’s alignment, so regular maintenance adjustments are necessary to maintain optimal wellness.
What if my back doesn’t crack or pop during an adjustment?
If you don’t hear a pop or a crack when the chiropractor is adjusting your spine, don’t worry. This can mean one of two things. It may mean the area is particularly stiff and needs a little rest before another adjustment attempt is made on the next visit. On the other hand, you might not hear a pop if you’ve been self-adjusting.