What Conditions do Chiropractors treat?
Chiropractors are doctors that treat the musculoskeletal system. This is composed of muscles, nerves, joints, and tendons. Chiropractors primarily use adjustments to correct problems in the joints but also work on muscles and ligaments via soft tissue techniques. They are trained extensively in how to treat and correct problems such as low back pain, neck pain, mid back pain, muscle trigger points, tendon damage and much more.
Is chiropractic treatment safe?
Chiropractic treatment whether that is adjustments or muscle therapy, is safe. It is recognized as one of the most safe treatments for musculoskeletal pain. It is also a drug free option. This gives it an advantage because they side effects are minimized with chiropractic care. Chiropractors are experts when it comes to spinal complaints and musculoskeletal pain.
Chiropractors evaluate your condition to make the safest and most effective treatment possible for that condition. If there is any red flags where it would be unsafe for treatment a chiropractor will refer to the proper healthcare professional.
what is the "pop" that sometimes occurs during an adjustment?
The pop that you may hear with some adjustments comes from the joint being tractioned slightly. What happens is when the joint is gapped a little gases within the joint move about and then you hear that gas moving rather quickly.
Your chiropractor will evaluate what is causing the problem and based upon the extent of injury will give you a plan that works best for you. This is not a super lengthy plan but one that balances your goals and to what extent you want to reach them.
Patients see the benefit of adjustments and trigger point therapy or cupping and they choose to come periodically to maintain their current level of health.