The Adjustment: A Few of the Common Techniques We Use to Help You Feel Better
Ok, I know there are some people who LOVE to watch those adjustment videos online. And I’ve been meaning to make some for a while. So without further ado, I want to share with you the most common adjustments we perform her at Wellness Pittsburgh.
Now I need to first say, everyone is different. We examine each patient thoroughly first to determine what kinds of adjustments would be safest and most effective. There are about 4-5 techniques we use here to adjust. Certain people prefer a lighter adjustment with no ‘cracking’ or ‘popping’. Other people can’t tolerate a lot of force with the adjustments due to osteoporosis or other degenerative conditions.
That is why it is crucial to have a consultation and exam with the doctor first to find out what will work best. Even then, with some of our clients it can take a few visits to find the best technique for them.
Keep in mind, while most people feel GREAT after an adjustment, sometimes there can be a little soreness the next day. Very rarely there can be more pain, usually when the spine was really badly out of alignment. In this case it’s important to come back in for another realignment as soon as possible. After the second time there is usually a noticeable change in pain levels.
Always remember, if something doesn’t feel good, tell your chiropractor. I mean, we’re good, but we’re not mind readers. Getting that feedback from a patient helps me to find the best technique to get the best possible results.