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What is a manual chiropractic adjustment?

A manual chiropractic adjustment or spinal manipulation is the most common type of technique used within the chiropractic profession for treating joint dysfunction and pain. Manual chiropractic adjustments are safe and gentle. The purpose of a chiropractic adjustment is to restore joint motion and to decrease pain surrounding the joint and the neighboring soft tissue. Patients may hear an audible release sound during the adjustment; however, an audible release is not necessary for a chiropractic adjustment.

Different manual chiropractic adjustment techniques exist

In the chiropractic profession, there are a couple of techniques that a chiropractor can use to achieve a manual adjustment. The three main manual techniques include Diversified Technique, Gonstead Technique, and Thompson Technique. Chiro-Med S.C chiropractors often use the Diversified Technique and Thompson Technique. The Diversified Technique involves a movement with specific contact on the spine. The Thompson Technique involves using a drop piece adjusting tool that is built into specific chiropractic tables.

Care by chiropractor before a chiropractic adjustment

Before a chiropractic adjustment can be performed on a patient, the doctor will complete a proper clinical examination. This examination will include a history, physical exam, x-rays, and possibly additional testing depending on the patient’s history and exam. The purpose of these examinations is to rule out any “red flags” that might be contraindicated for chiropractic care. Chiropractic adjustments are safe when performed by an experienced and highly trained licensed Doctor of Chiropractic. The chiropractors at Chiro-Med S.C. have been well educated. Both doctors graduated from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois. National University of Health Sciences is rated as an excellent college that provides a great education because of the focus on taking a medical approach, which leads to better diagnosis and the ability to treat a patient’s condition or pain.

How chiropractic adjustments help patients

The objective of a chiropractic adjustment is to improve range of motion, maximize joint function,
re-educate surrounding soft tissue and ligaments, decrease pain, and reduce any nerve pressure or interference. A manual chiropractic adjustment is a very safe and effective procedure for spinal and extra-spinal aches and pains when performed by a licensed and well-trained chiropractor.  Chiro-Med chiropractors treat patients of all ages from infants to patients who are 90+ years old.

 

Equipment for performing manual chiropractic adjustments

Manual chiropractic adjustments are performed on specialized chiropractic tables. The chiropractic adjustment table allows the doctor to properly assess you before performing the adjustment without the additional stress of your body weight and gravity.  This approach allows for a comfortable, relaxed, and quick adjustment. As mentioned before, an audible release may or may not be heard, depending on the chiropractic technique. Chiropractic care benefits patients of all ages.  The doctors at Chiro-Med are accepting new patients.  When you are searching for the best chiropractor near me, you should feel confident about choosing Chiro-Med S.C. now that you have learned about manual chiropractic adjustments.

If you are interested in learning more…

If you are interested in learning more about chiropractic care, you can select Contact Us on our website and complete the form for us to contact you, or you can call us at 262-542-4700.  Chiro-Med S.C. has been serving Waukesha County since 1991.  Our commitment is to provide patients with 5 Star Quality chiropractic care Monday through Friday.  We also welcome patients who walk in during our patient hours.  No appointment is needed during patient hours.  If you are searching for the best chiropractor near me or for the best chiropractor in Waukesha, you can be confident when choosing Chiro-Med, S.C. that you will have a great experience that focuses on patient communication, an accurate diagnosis, and an effective treatment approach that includes a chiropractic adjustment and/or physical therapy modalities.

 

 

Chiropractic Care treats Shoulder Pain

Chiropractic care aims to identify the root cause of pain and avoid masking it with medication alone. Chiropractic care works with the musculoskeletal system to help patients get out of pain and return to their daily activities. The shoulder is an integral joint of the body and must be able to function in collaboration with the whole spine. However, the shoulder can be a common site of injury, pain, and other issues for patients. Some of the most common shoulder problems include tendinitis, bursitis, strain or sprain, dislocation, rotator cuff injury, and frozen shoulder.

Many people believe that they have to adjust to living with their shoulder pain, or that surgery is the only treatment option available. Fortunately, patients have the option to seek chiropractic care for treatment of their shoulder pain. A proper examination done by an experienced, licensed chiropractor can help determine the root cause of shoulder pain to guide a non-surgical treatment plan.

Frozen Shoulder – What is it and how can chiropractic care help?

Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is a very painful shoulder condition that can make it difficult for patients to complete their everyday tasks. The condition is most common in people between age 40 and age 60 and is more prevalent among women. While the exact cause of frozen shoulder is unclear, it is understood that the connective tissue in the shoulder joint becomes abnormally thick and forms adhesions. Without proper treatment, frozen shoulder can prevent patients from using the effected shoulder for months and sometimes even years.

Chiropractic care can help treat frozen shoulder by reducing pain and improving the joint’s range of motion, while reducing or eliminating the need for pain medications, injections, and/or surgery. Some treatments a chiropractor may use for frozen shoulder include ultrasound therapy, laser therapy, and superficial dry needling, which have shown to be effective treatment for patients with this condition. Additionally, chiropractic adjustments to the neck and mid-back help to increase functionality, as other parts of the spine may compensate for a frozen shoulder.

Shoulder Bursitis – What is it and how can chiropractic care help?

Bursitis refers to inflammation of the bursa, which is a fluid filled sac that helps joints have a full range of motion and withstand compressive forces. Shoulder bursitis involves painful inflammation of the shoulder joint bursa, and it can take weeks or months to heal without proper treatment. Chiropractic care can be an effective way to treat shoulder bursitis and reduce its symptoms in patients.

One research study found that patients who received chiropractic care, including ultrasound therapy, reported no pain and fully returned to their normal activities by the end of treatment (2). Ultrasound therapy given before a chiropractic adjustment is highly effective in treating bursitis, because ultrasound helps reduce inflammation, pain, and adhesions. The reduction in inflammation is important to “loosen” the joint and provide a much better outcome for a chiropractic manipulation to the joint. Finally, treatment with chiropractic adjustments helps alleviate pressure and friction over the affected bursa area to prevent further inflammation and pain.

Rotator Cuff Injury – What is it and how can chiropractic care help?

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint and allow movements of the arm and shoulder. According to a study published in the Journal of Orthopedics, a rotator cuff tear is the most common shoulder problem and becomes more common with increasing age (1). Unfortunately, a rotator cuff injury does not always produce symptoms that allow the patient to realize the injury. Rotator cuff tears without any symptoms are two times more common than tears that cause symptoms, which can lead to longer injury periods without any treatment. Patients who are having difficulty raising their arm over their head and/or having shoulder pain when sleeping on their side may have a rotator cuff injury that needs to be treated. Additionally, most patients with rotator cuff injuries develop trigger points and tight muscles near the front of the affected shoulder.

Patients who suspect they may have a rotator cuff injury should seek an assessment and treatment from a trained chiropractor. The chiropractors at Chiro-Med are very experienced in successfully treating rotator cuff tears and other injuries. Chiro-Med S.C. frequently uses laser therapy to speed up the healing process of rotator cuff tears. Rehabilitation exercises are also used to help strengthen the muscles surrounding the shoulder and prevent future injury once the pain and inflammation are reduced.

If you would like to become a patient at Chiro-Med S.C., you can select Contact Us on our website and complete the form for us to contact you, or you can call us at 262-542-4700.  We accept patients of all ages.  We are confident you will have a great experience that focuses on patient communication, an accurate diagnosis, and an effective treatment approach that includes a chiropractic adjustment and/or physical therapy modalities.

References

  1. Minagawa, Hiroshi & Yamamoto, Nobuyuki & Abe, Hidekazu & Fukuda, Masashi & Seki, Nobutoshi & Kikuchi, Kazuma & Kijima, Hiroaki & Itoi, Eiji. (2013). Prevalence of symptomatic and asymptomatic rotator cuff tears in the general population: From mass-screening in one village. Journal of Orthopaedics. 10. 8–12. 10.1016/j.jor.2013.01.008.

 

  1. Pribicevic, M., Pollard, H. A multi-modal treatment approach for the shoulder: A 4 patient case series. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 13, 20 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1186/1746-1340-13-20