Chiropractic Care Q & A
Who Is Chiropractic Care For?
Anyone! In fact, Dr. Atzmon recommends that everyone consults with a chiropractor at least once--even if they "feel fine"--to ensure that their spinal column is properly aligned and that their nervous system is functioning optimally. Dr. Atzmon has worked with a wide range of people, including children, adults, and seniors; athletes; pregnant women; and people struggling with chronic illness. With every patient, he takes the time to review past medical history, perform a thorough physical exam, and implement a customized treatment plan to relieve symptoms and address the underlying cause of dysfunction.
What Is A Chiropractic Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is not just about "getting your back cracked." An adjustment is truly a valuable tool for pain relief and healing. It focuses on restoring the normal alignment and mobility of your spine, which often becomes disrupted due to an injury or illness.
When Dr. Atzmon identifies a joint in the spine that has "subluxed" or moved out of place, he applies a gentle but firm force with his hands or a specialized device on that specific area. This can help the joint move back into place. If the displaced vertebral bone had previously been putting pressure on a nearby spinal nerve, the adjustment helps reduce pressure on the nerve and provides quicker symptomatic relief of nerve impingement (like pain, numbness, and weakness in an arm or leg).
Chiropractic adjustments have also been shown to act as "reset" button for the central nervous system and can help restore your body's natural energy flow and minimize the transmission of pain signals.
What Other Chiropractic Care Services Are Offered At This Clinic?
Dr. Atzmon offers a variety of chiropractic care methods which are completely drug-free and non-invasive, such as:
- Soft tissue mobilization
- Corrective exercises
- Postural and movement analysis
The main goals of these techniques are to reduce inflammation and pain, promote tissue healing, increase muscle strength, restore spinal mobility, and maximize your neurological function.