Chiropractic adjustments, also known as spinal manipulations, are the most common form of holistic, therapeutic treatments recommended by chiropractors. Chiropractic adjustments focus on the manipulation of the vertebrae to realign the spine into its natural position and help reduce discomfort and pain. If you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, a herniated disc, or sciatica, Haywood Health and Wellness Chiropractic Center in Blue Springs, MO, offers specialized non-surgical care of the spine. Dr. John A. Haywood is a certified chiropractor with additional certification in treating whiplash and mild traumatic brain injuries who has been providing expert care to Blue Springs since 1997.
What Are Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments?
By performing a chiropractic adjustment, Dr. Haywood will address issues related to the musculoskeletal system. During the treatment session, the patient will lie face down on a specialized chiropractic table that elevates certain parts of the body. Dr. Haywood will use either gentle force or quick, controlled movements to stretch the joints and align the spinal vertebrae. This process can also help release any gasses trapped within the small cavities of the joints, such as nitrogen, oxygen, or carbon dioxide. Patients may hear a cracking or popping sensation during the adjustment, a natural and normal result of the spine coming more into alignment. Patients generally do not feel any pain during the procedure but may experience mild soreness following the session. This feeling typically eases within 24 hours.
Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments
Conditions such as joint pain and dysfunction, arthritis, headaches, whiplash, stiff and achy muscles, and lower back and neck pain respond exceedingly well to chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic adjustments help improve range of motion, reduce pain, relieve chronic symptoms from osteoarthritis, and help the body heal from minor injuries to the head and neck. Chiropractic adjustments also improve posture and reduce blockages, swelling, and stress on the nerves, allowing the nervous system to function optimally. Haywood Health and Wellness Chiropractic Center in Blue Springs, MO, utilizes the latest procedures, tools, and techniques to properly and effectively care for their patients.
Upon your first visit, Dr. Haywood will conduct a comprehensive exam, including medical history and lifestyle, and may recommend medical imaging to help confirm a diagnosis. Haywood Health and Wellness Chiropractic Center in Blue Springs has vast experience in conducting chiropractic adjustments, and Dr. Haywood may recommend one or multiple visits to achieve optimal healing and pain management. If you are experiencing pain in the body, particularly related to the back and neck, chiropractic adjustments can help you achieve your natural vitality and live a pain-free, active lifestyle. Contact Haywood Health and Wellness Chiropractic Center for an appointment today. (816) 228-6700