Chiropractic Adjustments in Sacramento
At Acme Chiropractic, Dr. West provides chiropractic adjustments for back pain and many other injuries. If you are looking for chiropractic care in Sacramento, we can help. Here's what you need to know before your first chiropractic adjustment appointment.
Chiropractic Adjustments Treat Vertebral Subluxations
A chiropractic adjustment is a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust delivered to a vertebra. The purpose of this type of adjustment is to correct vertebral subluxations. Subluxations are when one or more bones in the spine become misaligned and create pressure on the nerves. This pressure can cause pain, stiffness, and other problems. Our chiropractor will use his hands or a small tool to apply pressure to the affected area. You may hear a popping noise when the adjustment is made. This is caused by the release of gas in and around the joints.
What to Expect During Your Adjustment
When you arrive for your appointment, Dr. West will ask about your symptoms and medical history. We will also perform a physical exam. This may include tests of your reflexes, muscle strength, and range of motion.
Once we have determined that you have a vertebral subluxation, our chiropractor will explain the adjustment procedure. We will then position you on a special table. Some adjustments are done while you are lying on your back, while others are done while you are sitting or standing. After the adjustment, Dr. West will give you some exercises or stretches to do at home. We may also recommend ice or heat therapy, massage, or other treatments.
How Long Does It Take For Chiropractic Care to Work?
Most people feel relief from their symptoms after a few adjustments. However, some people may need to continue treatment for several weeks or longer. Pain relief works differently for each patient.
How Often Should You Get Adjusted?
This depends on your individual situation. Some people only need to be seen once or twice, while others may need to come in for regular adjustments. The frequency of your visits will likely decrease as your symptoms improve and you experience more pain relief.
Get Chiropractic Care for Back Pain and Other Injuries
If you are suffering from back pain or any other type of pain, chiropractic care may be able to help. At Acme Chiropractic in Sacramento, we treat many people with back pain, shoulder pain, and other health concerns. Call our team today at (916) 440-8700 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.