Adjustments and Manipulation

chiropractic adjustment

You don’t have to stand for pain and suffering in your life. Dr. William Uhl at New Loudon Chiropractic in Latham, NY, offers chiropractic adjustments and personalized care to set you on the path to health and pain-free living.

Quick Guide to Adjustments

Spinal alignment is crucial to your overall health and well-being. When alignment is off, it can create a great deal of pain, poor nerve function, and poor blood flow. Chiropractic adjustments are an incredible healing method that focuses on restoring alignment so that your body can function as it should. Below, Dr. Uhl and the team at New Loudon Chiropractic of Latham, NY, share some basic but important things to know about adjustments.

How Adjustments Work

Adjustments involve shifting any misaligned bones back into place through a controlled amount of force. This can be performed throughout the skeletal system. How exactly it’s performed depends on the technique used.

Most people are familiar with the diversified technique, in which the chiropractor applies force using their hands. It’s the most common technique and very effective, but it’s not the only one available.

Thompson drop technique also involves manual adjustments, but it utilizes a special, segmented table. As the chiropractor applies force to a certain area, the segment drops slightly. It allows gravity to help perform more thorough adjustments and is used on the back and pelvic area.

The impulse-assisted instrument adjusting technique utilizes a small, handheld tool to deliver a thrust to the target area. It’s a gentler option, which is preferred when treating children, pregnant moms, those with injuries that make movement painful, older patients, and anyone who is simply uncomfortable with manual adjustments. It can be highly beneficial, as it treats a more precise location.

Symptoms and Conditions Adjustment Can Treat

A misalignment in the musculoskeletal system can lead to or be the result of many issues, including those listed below.

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Neuropathy
  • Herniated discs in the neck and back
  • Disc degeneration
  • Arthritis
  • Whiplash
  • Sports and auto injuries

Adjustments are a core technique for treating each of these complaints and others, as well as improving blood flow, nerve function, and more. Often, adjustments are combined with soft tissue techniques, therapeutic exercises, and lifestyle adjustments to ensure optimal healing and relief.

Learn more about how chiropractic adjustments can help you achieve a healthy, pain-free life by visiting Dr. Uhl at New Loudon Chiropractic in Latham, NY. You can schedule an appointment by calling (518) 783-3031 today. 

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