Chiropractic care specializes in making sure that our muscles and bones are working together appropriately, particularly the ones along the spine. The back holds the weight of everything we carry all day. A small misalignment can result in big pain. Dr. Stephen C. Jackson, with the team of the Cumberland Chiropractic Center in Millville, NJ, would like to explain how chiropractic adjustments can help you.
What Are Chiropractic Adjustments?
When they are aligned as they should be, our vertebrae and discs protect our spinal column and carry the majority of the weight we haul. When a misalignment occurs, our muscles have to overcompensate for some of the weight being unbalanced by the spine. This can lead to us experiencing headaches, neck and shoulder pain, lower back pain, or sciatica.
A chiropractic adjustment is when the chiropractor manually moves the vertebrae back into alignment. This correction improves improper weight distribution, relieves any pressed nerves or discs, and improves circulation to pinched nerves and discs.
What Can Lead to Vertebrae Misalignments?
It doesn’t take a lot for any vertebrae to become misaligned. Sudden impacts, rapid changes in motion, minor falls, even lifting something light can lead to compression or slips of the discs or vertebrae. Active people and those who have been in any accidents most likely could benefit from chiropractic adjustments.
What Can Chiropractic Adjustments Do?
Nerves and discs can become pinched when vertebrae are misaligned. Adjustments will release this pinching, which will reduce all related pain and inflammation.
Improve Blood Flow
When nerves are pinched, oxygen, nutrients, and other important substances delivered in the blood are reduced to areas affected by the cutoff. This can lead to cramping, pain, tingling, or numbness. The improved flow of oxygen and hydration will better fuel the body as a whole.
Misalignments will cause certain muscle groups to work extra to compensate for the imbalance load. This can cause tension to form in these muscles. Adjusting the vertebrae relieves these issues.
If you are in the Millville, NJ, area and would like to know if you could benefit from chiropractic adjustments, call 856-825-0452 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stephen C. Jackson and learn how he and the team of the Cumberland Chiropractic Center can help you on your path to feeling better.