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 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 chiropractor Dr. Lee 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:

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, the chiropractor Irvine neighbors rely on for the most advanced chiropractic care: 949-552-2100.

Chiropractic Adjustments FAQs

These are a few of the most common questions our Irvine chiropractor Dr. Lee 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!

Regular Chiropractic Adjustment by Dr. Lee

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.

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 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.

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.

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