How Safe are Chiropractic Adjustments?
Since chiropractic treatments involve manipulation of the spine, there is a natural fear that they may lead to trauma or spinal damage. However, numerous studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments are safe when performed by a qualified chiropractor, and they are even beneficial for treating a wide range of health conditions.
When it comes to patients and their well-being, The Wellness Institute of Dallas always puts safety first. We take a gentle and conservative approach to chiropractic care to minimize your risk of side effects and complications. Call our Dallas office near Highland Park and University Park for your first adjustment and see how we help you achieve optimal health.
Conditions we treat with chiropractic care
Problems like neck and back pain prevent many people from living their life to the fullest. For example, conditions like degenerative disc disease cause the spine to compress and pinch the nerves. Others have pain from sciatica, which branches from the lower back and down each leg.
Fortunately, chiropractic treatments can relieve this pain by decompressing the spine and taking pressure off the nerves. The Wellness Institute of Dallas may even recommend adjustments for those with frequent migraines or tension headaches. This is because many headaches are due to compressed nerves.
How do you ensure safety?
The Wellness Institute of Dallas will perform an assessment on each Highland Park and University Park patient to ensure their candidacy for chiropractic care. This includes a thorough review of symptoms like back pain or headaches. Individuals with broken or fused vertebrae, specific spinal implants, unhealed surgeries, or failed back procedures may not be eligible for treatment.
Our chiropractors develop custom care plans that may include chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapy, electro-dry needling, functional neurology, and rehabilitation techniques based on your unique condition. This allows for a more comprehensive approach to alleviating pain and improving function.
What is a chiropractic adjustment like?
Our chiropractors always use techniques specific to each patient’s needs and range of motion. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to adjustments because each spine is unique. This means that the angle, speed, and force of the adjustment may differ. You may hear a loud “cracking” sound, but this is nothing to worry about. This is simply the release of carbon dioxide gas that is present within the joints.
After the adjustment, you may feel some relief from symptoms almost immediately. However, it is not unusual to experience soreness or stiffness in the treatment area a day or two after your appointment. The Wellness Institute of Dallas can provide at-home care instructions to help you through this process.
How many adjustments do I need?
The number of chiropractic treatments required depends on the severity and duration of your condition. Those with acute pain from a recent injury may only need a few appointments to find relief. However, those with chronic pain from degenerative conditions may need ongoing care to manage symptoms. Our chiropractors will reassess your condition after each session to determine if you need additional care.
Schedule your first adjustment
Safety is at the forefront of our minds here at The Wellness Institute of Dallas. Chiropractic adjustments are a known and effective treatment for many conditions, but we always take a gentle approach to care. Call our office to schedule your first appointment. Anyone who experiences neck or back pain, degenerative disc disease, or frequent headaches may finally find relief in Highland Park and University Park.