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Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments in Bozeman and Belgrade, Montana

A Chiropractic adjustment is also known as a spinal manipulation. Trained chiropractic specialists use their hands, a specialized table or an instrument to apply a quick, controlled force to a spinal joint. The goal of the spinal adjustment is to improve spinal motion, release fixation, and relieve pain.  It is believed and research is building to demonstrate that spinal adjustments may improve your body’s overall physical function by decreasing tension on vital nervous system structures..

Safety of Chiropractic Adjustments

“Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours.”

-American Chiropractic Association

“Chiropractic is among the most conservative treatments for many musculoskeletal conditions. It’s been shown to have among the lowest rates of adverse effects and risks compared to other treatments.”

– US News And World Report

“Spinal manipulation and chiropractic care are generally considered safe, effective treatments for acute low back pain”    – Web MD

Frequently Asked Questions About Spinal Adjustments

What are chiropractic spinal adjustments?

A chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which trained specialists (chiropractors) use their hands, a special table or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal of this procedure, also known as spinal manipulation, is to improve spinal motion and improve your body’s physical function.

How often should you get spinal adjustments?

During acute painful episodes spinal adjustments are often used more consistently at first (2-3x per week), and less frequently as your body heals and finds a new baseline.  Going to an appointment at least once a month can be an effective approach when you know your body will be under stress. Like dentists would for your teeth, chiropractors want to help you see lifelong benefits from spinal adjustments, in addition to relief from pain.

Are spinal adjustments ok for infants?

Spinal adjustment of infants may only involve a gentle pressure that goes unnoticed by the baby. The manipulations are gentle and any pressure that may be applied is done so with a gentle and soft hand. All in all, with the right and experienced practitioner, the procedure is safe for the infant.

Do spinal adjustments hurt?

For most patients, chiropractic adjustments are painless. Some patients who are new to chiropractic treatments may involuntarily stiffen or resist the adjustments and feel a small amount of discomfort until they are able to relax during treatment.

Are spinal adjustments safe?

Yes! Chiropractic spinal adjustment are safe when performed by someone trained and licensed to deliver chiropractic care. Complications associated with chiropractic adjustment are quite rare, but may include: Muscle strain, headache, or worsening of a herniated disc.  We encourage you to ask questions and speak directly with your chiropractor about any concerns prior to any treatment.

Your Bozeman Family Chiropractors

Your First Visit

Our staff and your personal family chiropractor will explain how chiropractic care works, and answer any questions you might have. After a thorough evaluation, we will customize a treatment plan that’s the best fit for your family member’s condition, goals, preferences, and lifestyle.

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