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This section of our Irvine chiropractor’s FAQ explains what a chiropractic adjustment is and how it can promote natural pain relief, injury treatment and enhance your optimum wellness.
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. Chiropractor Dr. Lee uses 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.
Before Dr. Lee 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. Dr. Lee then uses precise manual thrusts (while you’re lying down, standing or even sitting in different positions) to nudge your vertebrae into correct position.
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:
If your condition isn't listed here, ask your chiropractor—chiropractic adjustments may still provide relief.
Many assume chiropractic care only treats back pain, neck pain and auto injuries—but a regular spinal adjustment can do much more. The spinal cord carries nerves that control every organ, muscle, joint and function in your body. Even if you currently feel no pain, a small subluxation could be impacting everything from your blood pressure and ability to concentrate, to headaches and foot pain like plantar fasciitis.
Our chiropractor’s adjustments and other treatments like massage therapy and therapeutic exercises bolster improved posture and wellness daily, which lets your nerves do their job of keeping you healthy.