Chiropractic Adjustments from Your Springfield MO Chiropractor
Each year, around 22 million Americans seek pain relief from chiropractic treatment. More than a third suffers from back pain, according to our chiropractor. Others have neck pain, headaches, or arm, and leg discomfort. Patients at our Meek Chiropractic office in Springfield MO receive only natural therapies that avoid surgery and medication. Chiropractic adjustments are a staple of treatment.
What Are Chiropractic Adjustments?
Chiropractic adjustments have several names. The terms manual manipulation, spinal manipulation, and chiropractic manipulation mean the same thing. They refer to the process of a chiropractor applying manipulation to spinal vertebrae that have developed abnormal patterns of movement or that otherwise fail to function correctly.
Adjustments are an important part of treating many individuals with back pain. The goal of an adjustment is reducing a subluxation, a dislocation or misalignment of vertebrae. A subluxation might result from an injury suffered in a car accident, issues with posture, or repetitive seating without sufficient back support. Adjustments boost the patient’s range of motion, improve spinal function, and reduce nerve irritability.
Chiropractors use a number of adjustment techniques. Each one is an office procedure that usually involves:
- A short lever arm thrust applied at high velocity to a vertebra
- A perceptible release of gas that occurs with the reduction of joint pressure due to the release of carbon dioxide, oxygen, and nitrogen
- A sensation of relief unless surrounding muscles are in spasm or the patient became tense during the procedure
The goal of our six chiropractors is helping patients benefit from a natural, drug-free path to health and wellness. We welcome patients from Springfield and the surrounding areas in the Ozarks. Whether you have experienced an injury or have another type of pain, the staff at our state-of-the-art facility can help.
In addition to spinal manipulations, we provide a number of services: nutritional counseling, other chiropractic therapies such as spinal decompression, hormone testing, massage therapy, fitting foot orthotics, acupuncture, and testing for food allergies. We also perform lab tests and diagnostic procedures such as X-rays prior to creating an individualized treatment plan for each patient. Our highly skilled doctors use a whole-person approach to wellness.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Springfield MO Chiropractor
Is back or neck pain or other discomfort keeping you from enjoying life to the fullest? Call our Meek Chiropractic office today at (417) 887-0340 to schedule an appointment with our Springfield MO chiropractor and enjoy access to top care from an entirely natural healthcare team on your path to wellness. You’ll love our whole-person approach to your health needs. We’re open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at 1934 S. Glenstone Avenue.