The science of a chiropractic adjustment: Chiropractic Care in Cherry Creek
Chiropractic Medicine involves the use of high velocity low amplitude adjustments (spine and extremities) to induce a heightened neurological awareness of a body area to improve physical function, activate neurological mechanisms, relieve pain, stimulate proprioception, and promote overall wellness. It can also incorporate various other structural care methods such as functional movement, soft tissue and muscle release techniques, dry needling, e-stim, photobiomodulation (use of red light and laser), PEMF, and vibration therapy.
Some of the most evidence-based and accepted ways a chiropractic adjustment can help you:
- Reducing pain: Chiropractic adjustments can help to relieve pain in various parts of the body, including the neck, back, and joints. By realigning the spine and other joints, chiropractic adjustments can help to reduce pressure on nerves and other tissues, which can lead to a reduction in pain.
- Improving joint mobility and flexibility: Chiropractic adjustments can also help to increase joint mobility and flexibility, which can improve overall physical function and reduce the risk of injury.
- Enhancing nervous system function: The nervous system is responsible for sending and receiving signals throughout the body, and chiropractic adjustments can help to improve the function of this system. By removing blockages or other issues in the spine and other areas of the body, chiropractic adjustments can help to restore proper nervous system function, which can improve overall health and well-being.
- Reducing stress and improving sleep: Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to have a calming effect on the body, which can help to reduce stress levels and promote better sleep.
- Improving brain function: There is some evidence to suggest that chiropractic adjustments may also have a positive impact on brain function. For example, some studies have found that chiropractic care can improve cognitive function, memory, and attention.
Overall, chiropractic care can help to improve physical function, reduce pain, and promote overall health and well-being. While the exact mechanisms of how chiropractic adjustments impact the body and brain are still being studied, the current evidence strongly supports a diverse neurological cascade changing how we perceive pain, improving how our body and brain communicate, and stimulating the release of neuro- metabolic and anti-inflammatory mediators (neurotransmitters, neural peptides, and hormones)
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