Chiropractic therapy is a form of complementary medicine that is founded on an examination of the spinal vertebrae, diagnosis of the spine’s misalignment and treatment by means of gently adjusting the spinal column.
What Is A Chiropractic Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is the gentle practice of manipulating precise areas of the body’s joints, performed by a trained practitioner. For the adjustment, you will lie in a comfortable position and the chiropractor will induce movement to immobile joints in the body that are causing nerve interference using different chiropractic techniques. You may hear a slight popping sound; this is produced as gas is being released from between the joints. The same sound that you hear when you “pop” your knuckles. The adjustment simulates the body’s natural healing processes.
Can A Chiropractor Help Improve My Posture?
Yes, they can. If the body has a noticeable postural imbalance, for example, a high right shoulder, over time, it can have a serious effect on the bodies’ nervous system and spine. A chiropractor can help you correct poor posture such as forward head translation or slouching and realign your spine to assure that the body is functioning optimally.
What Kind of Postural Problems Is Chiropractic Good For?
Chiropractic therapy is suitable for a number of postural problems such as:
- Damage to the normal curvature of the neck, midback and low back
- Kyphosis (hunchback)
- Pelvis/hip unleveling
- Forward head posture
What Will The Chiropractor Examine?
Your chiropractic examination will usually include the following:
- A thorough case history
- Observation of the way you sit and walk
- Assessment of your spinal alignment
- Orthopedic and neurological testing
- Measurement of any visible deviation from ideal posture
- Tests of flexibility and mobility/ranges of motion
- Tests of muscle strength and length
If you would like some help improving your posture, you can count on Taylor Chiropractic. Dr. Craig Taylor and Dr. Cliff Taylor provide a full suite of integrative services including: digital x-rays, chiropractic care, pain management, postural exercises, massage therapy, rehabilitation, and nutritional counseling. Call us today to find out how we can help your health concerns.