Among chiropractic physicians, a misalignment is referred to as a subluxation. When bones protecting the spinal cord become misaligned, they cause a vertebral subluxation. Many factors such as emotional, physical, chemical, or mental stress can contribute to the severity of a subluxation. The cause of a subluxation can happen from car accidents, trauma from birth, or overworking the back. In order to avoid a vertebral subluxation, structural care should be a main focus.
Before a chiropractic physician provides aid for a subluxation, they gather information about the patient. Consultations are given, medical history is reviewed, and a physical exam is administered. Once all the basics are taken care of, physicians analyze the patient’s physical structure and closely exam the spine. With all the necessary information, physicians make a diagnosis on why there is discomfort or pain. The origin of the problem is sought after to ultimately get rid of the problem and not just treat the symptoms.
A Neuro-Structural-Integration Technique is performed to accurately find the patient’s problem and treat it properly which can help the body function and decrease stress. Along with this technique, hands-on treatments can be used to adjust the nervous system and the spine. Medical acupuncture may also be administered for treatments.
Chiropractic adjustments are meant to expel subluxations in the body and allow the spine to become correctly aligned. Once the proper methods and precautions have been done, the nervous system function is enhanced. In order to achieve this improvement, gentle pressure is introduced. Bones become free to properly align themselves when the gentle pressure is introduced. Contrary to belief, the bone isn’t just pushed back into the right place; it’s realigned. Chiropractic Physicians know how the body acts and helps it by correctly aligning bones to placements of the structure of the spine helping the body function properly again.
If a bone’s alignment has been off for a long time, however, it can be pulled back out of place because the muscles attached to it are used to the wrong position. When this occurs, several adjustments must be administered to ensure the correct alignment holds. Muscles that did have power before the misalignment are restored to their proper strength over time with the right training. With the help of chiropractic medicine, patients can improve their nervous system and see improvements in their body.
For more information on Dr. Faria’s approach to chiropractic care, please call 407-862-2287.