A chiropractic adjustment is a gentle, low-force technique used to introduce movement into hypo-mobile or “locked” joints. A joint that is not moving correctly causes excessive strain on surrounding joints and muscles because they must compensate for the lost movement.
Once joints are asked to work harder and compensate for the hypo-mobile/”locked” joints, the excessive strain can result in inflammation (which is the body’s natural response as part of the healing process). Not only does inflammation cause pain, but chronic, long-standing inflammation can inevitably result in the formation of scar tissue, further inhibiting and damaging the joint.
This cycle often results in pain, muscle spasm, and nerve irritation, all of which may have stemmed simply from the loss of motion of a single joint. The chiropractic techniques that our doctors use include, but are not limited to:
- Cox Flexion-Distraction
- Extremity Adjusting
We tailor our care to you, the patient, and we encourage you to explore our natural, drug-free methods of improving your life. Make an appointment today to find out if Chiropractic & Sports Injury of Atlanta can benefit you.