How Often Should You Get a Chiropractic Adjustment in Chicago?
A Chiropractic Adjustment is a maneuver that seeks to return a body structure to its normal location when it is displaced from its usual place, which is known as a subluxation. These adjustments are carried out manually, using techniques according to the conditions of each person.
During a chiropractic adjustment, the joint surfaces are briefly separated, causing a change in the pressure of the fluid that surrounds the joint, the synovial fluid. This often results in a gas bubble that breaks, producing a cracking noise that follows the movement of the joint.
It is the noise that many people reproduce, for example, when making movements in the neck or when “cracking their fingers”. Although some people may find it somewhat disturbing, this creaking in no way means that damage or injury has occurred.
Subluxation in depth
A subluxation is an alteration in the relationship between two adjacent structures in a joint.
This means that the ends of the bones, which in normal conditions must be directly related, are misaligned, moved, or out of their usual place.
For chiropractic, subluxation is a displacement of little magnitudes, such as a few millimeters. In medicine, a subluxation is a dislocation, with a greater displacement and loss of congruence of the bones that make up a joint.
The region in which subluxation most frequently occurs is at the level of the joints between the vertebrae or intervertebral joints.
Another place where it is common to develop a subluxation is at the junction of the sacral bone with the iliac bone, known as the sacroiliac joint, although this alteration can affect any joint in the body.
How Often Should I Get a Chiropractic Adjustment in Chicago
When people start chiropractic care, we will often recommend up to three visits a week or more. We are often asked how we schedule this visiting schedule.
Since it is the person who carries out the journey and not us, each one responds differently. Predicting the best care takes a combination of education, experience, and keen observation skills.
A chiropractic adjustment involves the application of a specific force to a specific location and in a specific direction to help your body “correct” itself.
We provide the necessary energy at the right time and apply it to your body so that it can use it. Frequent visits at the beginning of care generate the repetition necessary to establish a healthier pattern in the spine. For most new people, receiving a chiropractic adjustment up to three times a week seems to produce the best results in the shortest period of time.
If you have questions or would like to meet with one of our doctors, please contact our chiropractors in Chicago to get the appropriate treatment for you. Call or contact us today to schedule an appointment.