How Does A Chiropractor Know Where To Adjust A Patient?

How Does A Chiropractor Know Where To Adjust A Patient?Chiropractic adjustments can benefit people of all ages who suffer from pain due to subluxations or joints that are not working properly. Chiropractors undergo a specialized higher education program that usually lasts four years in order to perform chiropractic treatments for their patients. At LifeCare Chiropractic, we have two amazing chiropractors in our Mesa, AZ office who welcome questions from patients at any point in their treatment. We believe in the importance of understanding one’s condition as well as how a chiropractic treatment may be of benefit to improving mobility and lessening or eliminating pain. The body has the wonderful ability to heal itself, and to that end, chiropractic treatments can help the body heal on its own without the need for surgery or medications. Learn more about how they may benefit you as well by making an appointment at LifeCare Chiropractic today.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

Our Mesa, Arizona chiropractor uses their hands and arms to manually manipulate a patient’s spine using specialized techniques applied to the joints. In this way, the doctor can return the spine to its normal and healthy position which can enable the patient to enjoy full mobility. Chiropractic adjustments can also eliminate the cause of a patient’s pain in the body in addition to the back and neck. Very often, pain can develop in seemingly unrelated areas though the cause is rooted in misaligned joints. This is known as referred pain. By adjusting those misaligned joints, the patient can experience relief.

Determining Which Areas of the Body to Adjust

Your chiropractor will take many factors into account when determining which areas of your body to treat. This process begins with a comprehensive physical examination and consideration of your medical history. It may also include diagnostic testing, depending on the severity and nature of your pain. Every patient’s condition is different because of these many factors. For this reason, our  Mesa, AZ chiropractors provide you with an individualized and customized treatment plan. Chiropractic adjustments may focus on any of the following:

  •         Range of motion
  •         Joint palpations
  •         Gait and posture
  •         Patient symptoms

Chiropractic Treatment Techniques

At our Mesa, AZ office, treatment often begins with your chiropractor determining which, if any, of your spinal joints are restricted in movement. In addition, the doctors at LifeCare Chiropractic will assess the cause of that limitation. The exam will include manual manipulation of your affected areas to identify where mobility is negatively affected and in what ways. Usually, this can be done without the need for x-rays or magnetic resonance imaging scans, but in some cases that may be necessary.

Mesa, AZ’s Trusted Chiropractor

If your back or neck is in pain, consider visiting our office for an examination by LifeCare Chiropractic. We can provide you with an accurate diagnosis of your condition and suggest a treatment plan. If your condition cannot be treated through the use of chiropractic adjustments, we can recommend medical professionals who may be of benefit to you. Call Mesa, AZ’s favorite chiropractor, LifeCare Chiropractic, today to schedule an appointment.