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When you visit Premier Health Chiropractic, Newport Beach’s leading Chiropractor, Dr Sean Clark will perform a thorough examination of the injured part, including its surrounding area, to determine if chiropractic care is sufficient to treat your condition or if a combination of alternative treatments is more suitable for you.
Spinal manipulation is the primary method of treatment for this type of alternative therapy. Otherwise known as chiropractic adjustment, this method is applied on the patient to restore his or her joint mobility. Since the spine is a delicate part of the body, it is highly advised that you only seek the assistance of a licensed and experienced chiropractor not only to ensure the effectiveness of the applied chiropractic care method, but more importantly, that no injury or damage will occur on the spine.
Will chiropractic adjustment hurt?
Rarely does spinal manipulation hurt. Some patients may feel a little discomfort; body aches or a mild soreness similar to how you would feel after strenuous exercise, which normally disappears within twelve to 48 hours.
What conditions can be treated?
As mentioned above, the most common condition to which chiropractic adjustment is applied is lower back pain. Generally, tissue injury is addressed with this type of alternative therapy. Tissue injury may occur from a singular event like heavy weightlifting or a sports-related accident, or it may also occur as a result of repetitive stress applied on the body such as wrong sitting position, poor posture, or repetitive physical movements at the workplace.
Chiropractic therapy relieves pain and muscle tightness, and promotes healing of the affected tissues or muscles.
Before you can begin chiropractic treatment, we may first require you to undergo several tests to determine the extent of the injury, and accurately identify the affected area/s. These tests may include the following: laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging, and other methods of diagnostic interventions. Only by performing a thorough clinical examination can we fully and accurately determine if chiropractic treatment is the best therapy for you or if you would benefit more from another type of alternative treatment.
In some cases, patients suffering from other medical conditions, on top of their chronic back pain for instance, chiropractic therapy is prescribed to complement other forms of medical treatment.