Chiropractic Adjustments Q & Aby Ellen Bialo, DC
What are non-force chiropractic adjustments?
Non-force chiropractic adjustments use gentle pressure and skilled stretching movements performed in a specific sequence to bring the spine into proper alignment, relieving impingements on nerves and blood vessels and help to restore overall health to organs, muscles, and other soft tissues. Adjustments can be used to treat both acute and chronic (ongoing) issues, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Among the non-force techniques used by Dr. Bialo are SOT or Sacro Occipital Technique, DNFT or Direct Non-Force Technique and Activator Technique.
How do chiropractic adjustments work?
The body is an interconnected system with organs, muscles, and other tissues relying on each other for proper function and optimal health. All of these tissues and systems rely on nerve signals from the brain to “tell” them how to function, as well as healthy circulation to bring oxygen and nutrients and remove harmful waste products. The spine is the conduit for nerve pathways between the brain and the rest of the body. When the spine bones (vertebrae) are out of alignment, the nerve signals can become interrupted, resulting in decreased circulation as well as a breakdown in communication between the brain and other areas of the body. Chiropractic adjustments gently realign the spine to restore healthy circulation and neural communication for optimal functioning and health.
Are chiropractic adjustments safe?
Yes, chiropractic adjustments have been safely used to help improve health and wellness in patients at every stage of life. Non-force adjustments are especially gentle and ideal for patients with all sorts of musculoskeletal diseases and conditions, avoiding strenuous or abrupt pressures and forces to enable the body to achieve optimal alignment without stressing the spine or other joints.
Can I have an adjustment if I have arthritis?
Yes; in fact, non-force chiropractic care is often used to help relieve the painful stiffness of arthritis and to help improve flexibility and range of motion in people with arthritis.