Adjustments, or manipulation as they're sometimes referred to, are the minor movements of vertebrae in the spine and other areas of the skeletal structure. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.
Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak.
An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you're cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.
Overall, adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level. When the body is in alignment, the body is able to respond and perform as it was designed to.
Impulse IQ Adjusting Instrument
We sometimes use the Impulse IQ, an FDA registered device to assist with gentle and precise computer-aided chiropractic adjustments to relieve pain and restore function. The high-tech sensor measures how the spine is moving during the treatment so that just the right amount of care can be provided.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Posture and spinal screenings by a trained and experienced chiropractor such as Dr. Carnes can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being.
Bloodwork & Hormone Testing, X-Rays, MRIs, etc.
Dr Carnes can prescribe a series of tests to help determine best courses of treatment, as well as track wellness progress. Call the office today to review your medical history and health goals with Dr Carnes and get a full body assessment.