Chiropractic Adjustments from Eastside Spine and Injury
Eastside Spine and Injury is your source for chiropractic adjustments in Milwaukie and surrounding areas. Our chiropractor, Dr. Brian Sims, is an experienced doctor of chiropractic medicine, having practiced in both California and Oregon. He can determine the source of your injury and give you exactly the chiropractic adjustments you need to relieve your pain and help you heal.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment refers to the techniques a chiropractor uses to manipulate your vertebrae into proper alignment. There are a variety of names used for adjustments, including manual manipulation, chiropractic manipulation or spinal manipulation. Whatever term you use to describe it, the foundation of chiropractic adjustments is using careful, specific force to realign the spine.
There are several different things that happen when you get an adjustment. They include:
- A physical examination by the doctor, which includes the doctor feeling your spine and the surrounding area to identify the proper point to apply force.
- A short, high-velocity thrust to one or more specific points on your spine.
- Sometimes a pop can be felt and heard as gas escapes from the joint.
- Most of the time patients experience a feeling of relief as pressure is reduced on nerves and tension in muscles is relieved, although adjustments can sometimes be slightly uncomfortable.
What Type of Conditions Can a Chiropractic Adjustment Help?
Chiropractic adjustments can help with a variety of conditions – some more obvious than others. Some of these conditions include:
Back and Neck Pain
The back and neck are quite complex, and can both be easily injured or misaligned. You may sustain an injury from an accident, from work, or you may just wake up in pain for no obvious reason. Chiropractic adjustments are ideal for such injuries because they get to the source of the problem. They realign your spine, reduce pressure on nerves and discs, increase circulation and encourage healing.
The majority of headaches reported by most people are related to tension, often in the neck or back. Manual adjustments can return your spine the proper alignment and can do a lot to lessen the tension leading to such headaches.
Misalignment and/or disc issues can lead to sciatica, a pain and/or numbness that radiates down one or both legs. Manual adjustments can reduce or eliminate the pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Auto and Sports Accidents
Auto accidents and sports accidents can lead to pain and loss of mobility. Chiropractic adjustments can often help your injuries to heal, reduce your pain and return your mobility. Adjustments are not only good for spinal issues, but can also be used to treat problems with extremities – including shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles.
Schedule Your Appointment With Dr. Sims Today
If you are suffering from an injury or having problems with pain or mobility, there is a good chance that a chiropractic adjustment could help. Please contact us at (503) 654-7400 today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Sims, your chiropractor in Milwaukie, OR. Our team is here to help with all your chiropractic needs.