Chiropractic adjustments at our Barrie, ON office involve manipulating vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally.
If you are heading in to our office for your first chiropractic adjustment, you may be wondering what to expect. Many patients wonder if the adjustments will hurt, if they will feel more discomfort after treatment, or if they will even help relieve the pain they are feeling at all. Whenever you take part in a type of therapy that involves the manipulation of your body, it may seem strange or even confusing at first, but chiropractic adjustments can ultimately bring you a lot of relief.
Chiropractic adjustments involve manipulating vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. These adjustments help to achieve the goal of increasing range of motion, reducing pain, and improving function.
After a thorough chiropractic examination, our chiropractor will talk to you about the best course of treatment to relieve your issues. This may include chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and stretching.
Chiropractic adjustments can be high velocity/low amplitude thrusts, but can also be applied with an activator, a much more gentle approach for certain areas or for those who may not respond favourably to a high velocity thrust. Although chiropractic adjustments are often associated with a cracking or popping sound, that is not something to be concerned about. This noise is caused by the release of nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide, which relieves pressure in the joints. Chiropractic adjustments result in a sensation of relief in the bones and surrounding muscles.
If you would like to find out more about how chiropractic adjustments can help you with your overall health or pain level, call us for an appointment today at Optimum Wellness. Proudly serving the Barrie, ON community, we’re committed to helping our patients achieve a pain-free life.