Beyond the Spine: Exploring the Different Joints Chiropractors Can Adjust

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The satisfying pop and release that you get from an adjustment has brought attention to the many benefits of chiropractors for back pain. But chiropractors are trained to treat so much more than just your spine. 

Chiropractors are trained to use their hands and other special instruments to manipulate all of the joints in your body. The spine is just one of many areas that can be manipulated. We can treat lower back pain, neck pain, muscle pain, headaches and musculoskeletal pains. 

What are the different joints we treat?

Spines and back pain are a common concern for patients and for good reason. Back pain can have a great impact on your ability to enjoy life. However, there are so many other areas that chiropractors can manipulate to help make you the best version of yourself.

Head & Neck 

We often have patients experiencing headaches, migraines or tension in the head and neck. Pain in the head and neck can be life-altering and the common treatments include invasive surgery, experimental treatments or drugs. Chiropractic manipulation can help treat these common ailments naturally without the risk of harmful side effects. 

Your chiropractor will use a variety of techniques to relieve pressure and pain. Some of the common techniques we use are manual manipulation, soft tissue therapy and suggesting lifestyle changes. 

Elbows, Wrists & Hands

We know the importance of having full function of your joints. Your hands, wrists and elbows are an essential part of your everyday life. Hand, wrist or elbow injuries are common in athletes but they also occur from everyday activities like gardening. A chiropractor can help relieve pain through manual manipulation, exercises, and suggesting braces or acupuncture. 

Hips, Knees & Ankles 

Whether you are a runner, aging or simply experiencing pain in your lower extremities, a chiropractor can work with you to help relieve the symptoms you are experiencing. Your chiropractor can suggest stretches, braces, perform adjustments or soft tissue manipulation. 

Why Do I Hear Popping During an Adjustment?

If you are unfamiliar with chiropractor adjustments, the popping sounds that happen during treatment might be surprising. These sounds are common and nothing to worry about. In fact, listening to these satisfying sounds has become a social media trend. 

When we perform an adjustment gases that are trapped between your joints are released creating the popping sound. This is completely safe and normal. If you have any concerns about your treatment, your chiropractor is there to hear your concerns and work with you to find a comfortable solution. 

Whatever your concern, we will work with you to treat your pain. We can tailor our treatment plan to your lifestyle and daily activities for the best outcome. Book an appointment today to become the best version of yourself.