How Chiropractic Care Works

How Chiropractic Care Relieves Chronic Joint and Muscle Pain

A chiropractic adjustment is a common therapeutic treatment for back pain and joint pain caused by sports injuries, work related injuries, sciatic nerve pain and as much as we hate to admit it, age.  A chiropractic adjustment refers to the manipulation of the skeletal system to release joint cavitation, or gas buildup that misaligns your skeleton, relieving pressure on your nerves and muscles allowing them to heal.

The misalignment of the bodies skeleton forces muscles to stretch and contract in abnormal ways which causes pressure on the surrounding nerves, disks, and tendons resulting in pain.  Through a series of chiropractic adjustments, the skeleton is realigned allowing pressure and tension to relieve. When the tension is relieved then your muscles are allowed to relax from the aggravated state they were in prior to adjustment and will begin to heal. 

It is very common that your pain will decrease after an adjustment.  This is because the pressure that is holding your skeleton in an unnatural position has been relieved allowing your muscles to relax.  Many times your chiropractor will recommend a regiment of heat and cold compresses to aid in the healing process by reducing swelling and pain.

However, be aware that Chiropractic Care is a process and takes time to allow your injury to heal.  While after one treatment you may feel better, after another you may feel the same or even a little more sore.  It is important to continue on the prescribed adjustment schedule set for you by your chiropractor in order to reach the overall goal of total body wellness and reduced pain symptoms.  

At East Hills Chiropractic and Sports Therapy, we encourage all our patients to ask questions and come visit us any time that they need our help.  Call Us Today (714) 974-3930