Dr. Robert Devine at Chiropractic Care Center in Edwardsville, IL offers chiropractic adjustments and other natural methods to help you achieve pain relief and optimal health and wellness.
4 Facts to Know About Chiropractic Adjustments
Though many people visit a chiropractor, there is still some uncertainty and some confusion concerning chiropractic adjustments. The following four facts provide some insight into this method of care.
Chiropractic Adjustments Are a Natural and Effective Method of Pain Relief
No one wants to live in pain, but no one wants to rely on invasive procedures and addictive medication to address pain, either. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustments mean you don’t have to do either one. Adjustments can naturally help you get rid of pain from your head all the way down to your feet.
But They Do More Than Get Rid of Pain
While pain relief is one of the top reasons people visit a chiropractor, that’s not all adjustments have to offer. When the spine is out of alignment, it can impact the nerves, blood flow, and organ function. And this can affect many unwanted conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and infections. At Chiropractic Care Center in Edwardsville, IL, Dr. Devine uses chiropractic adjustments and other techniques to help with various chronic conditions and infections, including Lyme disease, Epstein-Barr Virus, and more.
And Adjustments Aren’t Addictive
Unlike some other forms of pain relief, chiropractic adjustments aren’t addictive. When you have completed your treatment schedule, you can walk away without any side effects. You can choose to continue monthly adjustments just to keep your spine aligned and healthy. And if you sustain another injury, you’ll need to have more adjustments. If you’re suffering from a chronic condition, regular chiropractic care might be necessary. No matter how often you have adjustments, though, your body does not become reliant on them.
The Popping Noises Aren’t What You Think
Adjustments often create a popping noise, which people tend to think is an actual cracking of the bones. While it’s understandable that this is the assumption, that’s not actually what’s going on. Misalignment can lead to gasses building up in the joints, which causes pain and discomfort. When a chiropractor “cracks” your back, he or she is actually releasing those gasses. So the sound is more like popping a balloon – not your bones.
Learn more about chiropractic adjustments and their benefits by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Devine at Chiropractic Care Center in Edwardsville, IL at (618) 656-5300.