Comprehensive Chiropractic Care
One of the primary techniques used by Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) is "spinal adjustment," also known as a "chiropractic adjustment." In fact, chiropractors are renowned in performing spinal adjustments. The term "adjustment" refers to the physical adjustment of the spinal vertebrae. The goal of such spinal adjustment is to reduce vertebral subluxation and return the spine to a more natural state of health. The word subluxation is derived from the Latin term sub (less than or slight) and luxate (to dislocate or be misaligned). Accordingly, vertebral subluxation means the slight dislocation or misalignment of the spinal vertebrae.
When a patient has subluxation, depending on their condition and level of subluxation, a chiropractor adjusts the misalignment in the spine to enhance joint mobility and reduce pain, muscle spasms, nerve irritation, and nerve impingement.
Chiropractic adjustments are a highly-refined skill acquired over years of intensive training. The technique involves the manual application of a controlled force into the spinal vertebrae that have become misaligned and hypomobile (limited in their range of motion). This procedure has been proven to correct vertebral misalignment, and it is often accompanied by a clicking sound. While this sound might surprise first time chiropractic patients, it is merely the audible release of gas from within the spinal joints.
Why Chiropractic Works
Depending on your condition, discomfort from a spinal adjustment is seldom felt. In fact, many patients have reported a sense of relief as a result of the chiropractic adjustment, which we see as a positive improvement to their symptoms shortly after receiving care. If discomfort arises, the pressure typically dissipates within a matter of days under most circumstances. Optimal results are reliant on a patient's condition and number of adjustments received over multiple chiropractic visits. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, the care plan may also include massage and functional restoration exercises.
If your pain has a musculo-skeletal origin, our chiropractors have the experience necessary to distinguish the root cause of discomfort and treat it through a series of adjustments to help you find relief under normal conditions. At Lifetime Wellness Chiropractic, our experience is in finding the cause of this pain. Our focused, hands-on approach is intended on providing pain relief for most spinal subluxation conditions.
At Lifetime Wellness Chiropractic, our thorough and efficient chiropractic care offers a personalized plan for your health. Although every human body is similar, none are identical and every person will not feel the same type of pain relief. Nonetheless, our top priority is to help our patients experience pain relief for many conditions from which they are feeling pain.
Tension builds to pain and your body may hold stress patterns that carry tension. The resulting pain complex is frequently caused by auto accidents (major trauma). Additionally, the pain causation spectrum for repetitive (minor) trauma is frequently caused by computer work.
Chiropractic care is designed to target this pain and allow the body to heal through accurate adjustments to the central nervous system. In fact, most people feel good when pain is removed.
At Lifetime Wellness Chiropractic, we are skilled in identifying spinal misalignments, the source of pain, and addressing it through a series of spinal adjustments with one goal in mind: pain relief.
When stress is held in your body, it causes tension, and tension creates pain. Many are surprised to learn that this tension in the muscles and other areas of the musculo-skeletal system is one cause of pushing the vertebrae out of alignment. Because the same body position or action that is causing the pain is being continually performed, the muscles learn this and continue even when a person is no longer performing this action. Our job at Lifetime Wellness Chiropractic is to help your body "unlearn" these type of stress and tension patterns that have caused you pain for so long.
How Does a Manual Adjustment Work?
Chiropractic adjustments can be performed with devices and machines or with the doctor’s hands. When the latter is used, it may be more accurately described as a manual adjustment.
To perform a manual adjustment, Dr. Varga directs a specific force (also called “manipulation”) to an area or areas of the spine using his hands. There are several specific methods of chiropractic adjustments, in terms of direction of force, size of force, location of the adjustment, and hand placement of the doctor. The goal of the adjustment will determine which specific method is used.
Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to hear a “popping” or “cracking” sound in order to know if your adjustment worked, and overall this technique is a remarkably safe and effective option for whole body healing.
The Benefits of Manual Adjustments with Dr. Varga
There are several proposed reasons how and why chiropractic adjustments work. For one thing, an adjustment can help realign spinal vertebrae that may have moved slightly out of place, due to injury, poor posture, or even stress. By realigning the spinal bones, a chiropractor can help reduce pain, strain, and inflammation on structures in and around the spine, including muscles, ligaments, and nerves.
Adjustments are also believed to have a natural analgesic effect on the body by modulating the way pain signals are sent via the central nervous system. Not only can this reduce a person’s discomfort, but can also improve the brain/body connection.
At Lifetime Wellness Chiropractic, Dr. Varga utilizes the more traditional manual adjustment technique by using his hands to deliver the therapeutic forces. The benefit of this more “old school” approach is that our skilled doctor can get a more thorough feel of your spinal health, and more accurately identify unique areas of restriction and injury, including areas of the spine that may “seem” normal to the naked eye but may actually have minor misalignments that are contributing to dysfunction.