What is a Chiropractor?
Chiropractors are Doctors and are trained to diagnose and manage orthopedic and musculoskeletal issues.
They are specialists in orthopedic injuries, sports injuries, overuse injuries, soft tissue injuries and joint mechanics, as well as their effect on your nervous system.
Chiropractors are like most healthcare providers in that they have a large toolbox of techniques they can apply in response to health issues.
What does Chiropractic treatment at Head 2 Toe look like?
The Head 2 Toe Doctors will provide you with a different type of chiropractic experience then you may have had before. In addition to providing you with joint manipulation to any of the 206 bones in your body that currently have a limited range of motion or misalignment, they will provide modern advanced manual therapies to treat your muscles, fascia, tendons, and ligaments.
This essential component of your adjustment will help ensure your alignment holds and your body is able to start recovering quickly.
Additionally your doctor and licensed athletic trainer will work together to analyze your movement and strength so that they can provide you with a personalized stretching, strengthening, and rehabilitation program ensuring your body is stabilized and ready for movement.
What is an adjustment?
Adjustments are part of the chiropractic treatment used to restore motion to joints that have lost their ability to move normally.
The adjustment can be performed by hand or by instrument. Your Head 2 Toe Chiropractor will work with you to find the adjustment that works best for your body and your diagnosis, ensuring a safe and painless experience.
What do adjustments actually do?
An adjustment does a number of amazing things for your body.
The adjustment will increase joint motion, reflexively relax muscles around the joint, relieve nerve compression and irritation on the nerve, reduce joint pain, increase muscle function and release joint adhesions.
Adjustments have a cumulative effect of achieving long-lasting results and long-term pain relief and are an essential piece of your therapy at Head 2 Toe.
What makes the popping sound?
When a joint is adjusted manually, a joint “cavitation” occurs. This isn’t bone rubbing on bone, it’s actually just air. As space is created in the joint and pressure is released, gas enters this space, allowing for increased motion and less pain.
This cavitation will not occur when your doctors uses instrument assisted adjusting, rather the instrument creates a vibration around the joint, loosening it and increasing motion.