Chiropractic Adjustments Provided by a Sheboygan, WI Chiropractor
Back pain doesn't just make you miserable. It can also limit your ability to move the way you usually do or participate in your daily activities. Pain pills are only a cover-up that hides the real problem. Chiropractic adjustments, on the other hand, performed by a chiropractor from Sheboygan Chiropractic Plus, serving Sheboygan, WI and the nearby region, can ease your pain by targeting the root of your problem.
How a Chiropractor Performs Chiropractic Adjustments
Our chiropractor, Dr.Teunissen, performs an adjustment by positioning you on a table. You lie with your back facing up. While you're on your stomach, our chiropractor uses her hands to move the vertebrae in your spine. She repositions them, so they line up with the discs in your back. Sometimes, you may benefit from our chiropractor using a tool during the adjustment to assist in the process.
Benefits of a Chiropractic Adjustment
Once your spine is in a straight line, it eases the pressure the misalignment places on your soft tissue and nerves. For this reason, the alignment may reduce pain and discomfort. Moreover, you won't experience nerve-related symptoms like numbness, weakness, burning, or tingling, which can occur from discs or misaligned bones pressing on your nerves. Additionally, the adjustment lines up your spine, which reduces the number of interruptions your blood experiences while it's flowing through your back. Since an adjustment optimizes blood flow throughout your back, injured discs may heal faster.
An adjustment doesn't just help with back pain either. Sometimes, issues in your arms or legs also stem from problems in your back. This occurs when something in your back places pressure on a nerve that affects your arms or legs. Surprisingly, your headaches or migraines may have arisen from problems in your spine as well.
Conditions a Chiropractic Adjustment Treats
Our chiropractor may recommend a chiropractic adjustment if you have back pain caused by an injury, such as a herniated disc. It's also beneficial if you have a bulging disc. This disc issue develops as a result of age. As you get older, your discs aren't as hydrated as they once were and certain changes happen. Plus, the outer shell of them weakens. When the shell weakens, the contents of it push on the outside, causing a bulging disc.
Sciatica is another issue Dr.Teunissen could use a spinal adjustment for because this issue could stem from a part of your spine placing pressure on your sciatic nerve. You may also receive an alignment if you have arthritis, disc generation, spinal stenosis, or another back problem. In some cases, our chiropractor uses an alignment for headaches or migraines.