Our body, and specifically the joints in our body, were intended to move. Motion is one of the most important factors in keeping our body and joints young and moving fully. Motion allows for better circulation of the fluid that bathes every joint to slow the rate of degeneration and keep the joints moving easier and freer.
Unfortunately, our modern lifestyle today have many of us keeping our body in static position for long periods of time such as sitting at a desk, computer, or looking down at our hand held devices. This can cause joints in our body to become fixated and lose their natural ability to move fully. Muscles can also become tight, spasmed, and out of balance. This is referred to as a subluxation.
A Chiropractic Adjustment is the use of a specific force in a precise direction applied to a joint that is fixated, or not moving properly. It is a gentle procedure performed by hand that aims to restore proper motion to the joints to relieve pain and ill health.
With the current opioid abuse problem, drug-less forms of health care to treat pain are not only very popular, but several well-respected studies have found spinal adjustments to be safer and more effective than opioids and other pain medications. Combined with stretching and exercises, Adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level so that it is able to respond and perform as it was designed.