One of the most common chiropractic treatments is the adjustment. An adjustment is a non-invasive, manual procedure that is designed to restore motion to a restricted joint in the body.
Our bodies are designed for movement and without it, we will definitely experience poor health consequences.
The body contains many joints; both in the spine as well as more peripheral joints such as the wrist and ankle. When these joints are not moving properly, it can cause pain, muscle tightness and muscle soreness. This can result in your body trying to compensate for the loss of motion in one area by creating extra movement elsewhere. When this happens in the spine, it can translate into irritated joints above or below the level that isn’t moving properly, or a postural shift of the shoulders or hips in order to compensate for muscle tightness which accompanies a fixed joint. In the extremities, it can greatly affect the individual’s ability to carry on their activities of daily living.
The purpose of an adjustment is to decrease pain, muscle tightness or spasm, and return the joint to its full range of motion.
Here’s what our happy clients had to say about our services:
For several weeks, Dr. Frederick combined ultrasound with manipulation of my knee, massaged and stretched my leg/knee ligaments and muscles and adjusted my lower back; she also demonstrated to me muscle strengthening exercises to keep my knee stable and to improve my core strength. At each visit, Dr. Frederick listened closely to my observations, monitored my progress in terms of pain, flexibility and stability as well as encouraged and also instructed me with new exercises.
I have been with Dr. Frederick for about 8 months. She was a referral from my Chiropractor who moved. I have been pleased with the relief my treatments have given me. The various exercises that she suggested have also helped to strengthen my weak areas. Also, Dr. Frederick, being a new graduate, is on the leading edge of chiropractic treatments and I have found this to be beneficial, especially the work done on my sinuses.
At my initial visit with Dr. Frederick, she asked many questions about my overall health which I appreciated as it was a way for her to get to know me as a patient. Her method of treatment differed from what I was used to, but as time went on, seemed to be very effective for lasting well being. She offers suggestions for exercises and stretching for good management between visits. Dr. Frederick is very approachable and easy to talk to and I would gladly recommend her to anyone who is needing chiropractic treatment.