The Chiropractic Adjustment
Considering chiropractic treatment in Kansas City? As demand for chiropractic adjustments continues to rise, more and more chiropractic clinics are popping up in Kansas City and the surrounding areas. There has been a 110% increase in visits to local chiropractors over the past two decades. Enrollment in chiropractic colleges such as Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park, KS is skyrocketing.
So Why the Demand for Chiropractic Care?
The answer lies in the power of the chiropractic adjustment. Our days are filled with micro-stresses (stresses placed upon our bodies that negatively affect how we function.) These stresses can slowly wear down our body’s immunity – leaving us susceptible to disease and injury.
Whether you are sitting at a desk most of the day, are repeating a single motion several times throughout the day, or you’re lifting heavy objects, these actions have the potential to create micro-injuries that can lead to more severe injuries. Chiropractic adjustments prevent these severe injuries by correcting the cause of micro-injuries before they become severe. They also increase immunity, physical performance, and eliminate pain.
So What Actually Happens During an Adjustment?
When bones become locked up or fixated due to micro-injuries they limit our range of motion. When we bend and move, they remain locked up or hypomobile. During the chiropractic adjustment a chiropractor applies light pressure to the joint to free up the vertebra and restore motion. The joints above and below the hypomobile joint are also compromised. They bend too much in trying to compensate for the immobile joints. This is called hypermobile. By restoring motion to the joints that are locked up, chiropractors restore health and function to the body.
Through a chiropractic adjustment combined with physical therapy, chiropractors can eliminate symptoms such as:
- back pain
- sciatica pain
- neck pain
- auto injuries and whiplash
- sports injuries
- pregnancy pain
What’s the “Popping Sound?”
There is often a soft “popping sound” that can be heard during the chiropractic adjustment. This is the release of 3 gasses: oxygen, nitrogen and CO2 that open up the joint. It’s very similar to the effect of removing the cork from a champagne bottle and just as pleasant.
When the gasses are released, the fluid within the joints lubricates the joint surfaces restoring movement and nerve function. The same thing happens when one of the joints in your fingers is locked up and you crack your knuckles. You hear the ‘pop’ and you feel instant relief.
Depending on how long your joints have been locked up and how severe the injury – determines how quickly you’ll feel relief, but most people feel better right away.
Chiropractic treatment is a non-invasive way of treating the cause of common symptoms. Patients who experience chiropractic care are quick to recommend treatment to friends and family. As more and more people experience the benefits of chiropractic, the demand for this natural form of healthcare continues to rise.
The saying goes “health is wealth.” Treasure your health. Protect it, and prevent injuries by allowing your body to heal itself.
The doctors at Fulk Chiropractic offer chiropractic treatment 7 days a week. Serving Kansas City, Olathe, Overland Park and the surrounding communities, they strive to be available when their patients need it most.