From achieving and maintaining better health to relieving pain and recovering from injuries, Dr. Doug Howell at Dr. Doug Howell Chiropractic & Wellness in Frankfort, KY, offers chiropractic adjustments and other techniques to help you achieve your goals.
The Purpose and Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments
You’ve likely heard of spinal adjustments from somewhere. Some people swear by them. Others believe them to be overhyped. With such differing opinions, it can leave you confused about whether you should invest time and energy into chiropractic adjustments. In this guide, Dr. Howell and the team at Dr. Doug Howell Chiropractic & Wellness in Frankfort, KY, seek to provide the information you need to make an educated conclusion.
What Are Adjustments, and Why Are They Important?
Before diving into an explanation of adjustments, take a moment to imagine this scenario: you are stacking bricks on top of one another and placing mortar in between those bricks. What happens if you do not get one of the bricks properly aligned to support the others?
Depending on how far misaligned they are, the stack might topple over. If it’s just a slight misalignment, it might not fall, but it will create some trouble. The stack will not be as stable as you need it to be. Additionally, if you look closely, you’ll notice that the mortar has uneven pressure on it.
The spine is a bit like that. The bones work best when properly and neatly aligned and stacked on top of one another. In between the bones are discs that cushion the bones.
When one of the bones becomes misaligned, the spine isn’t as stable as it needs to be. The muscles and connective tissue endure undue stress to keep it upright. And it places uneven pressure on the disc, which often tears.
A tear in a disc can be an insufferable issue, as the inner filling can escape and spill onto the surrounding nerves. This, in turn, can cause pain, numbness, poor nerve function, and more.
Adjustments are a method that chiropractors use to put the bones back into their proper place, which relieves the strain and pressure on the discs, nerves, muscles, and connective tissue. Some of the many benefits this technique provides are:
- Improved nerve function, which improves overall health
- Relief from back pain, neck pain, sciatica, and more
- Improved blood circulation
- Reduction in muscle tension
- Restored range of motion
Interested in experiencing the benefits of chiropractic adjustments firsthand? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Howell at Dr. Doug Howell Chiropractic & Wellness in Frankfort, KY, by calling (502) 330-2808.