Chiropractic, A New Twist On An Old Problem at Archibald Chiropractic Clinics in Bristol
Stiffness in joints cause pain. Release of these painful restrictions promote improved flexibility of joints and muscles, allowing muscle relaxation and strength. Chiropractic treatment consists of small adjustments to the spine and joints to achieve this enhanced function.
Manipulation involves the application of carefully directed and controlled pressure to a dysfunctional joint. As the adjustment is performed the joint is moved and the surrounding muscles stretched, thus encouraging the restoration of normal movement.
Disease processes, such as arthritis, increase stiffness and pain in joints and muscles which may lead to muscle tightness and subsequent pain.
Improving the flexibility of these joints and muscles can reduce the level of discomfort and lead to improved mobility.
Chiropractic works by identifying and correcting the underlying cause of your pain.
Poor, inadequate or incorrect function of the spine can cause irritation of the nerves that control your posture and movement, resulting in pain, loss of mobility and muscle tension. The emphasis of chiropractic care is on manual techniques, most often involving adjustments or manipulations of the joints of your spine and other areas of the body where signs of restrictions in movement are found. This not only improves mobility but also relieves pain and muscle spasms through stimulating certain receptors in the joint that affect the way your nervous system works.
An adjustment is a specific directional short impulse manually applied to a joint, which sets the joint in motion with the intent to restore its normal function. As the joint releases an audible “pop” may be produced, which is simply the sound of gas being released to fill the vacuum that occurs when joints are briefly separated by an adjustment, much like popping a cork from a bottle of champagne. However, this sound is not essential for the success of the treatment.
Generally chiropractic treatment does not hurt although some patients may experience minor discomfort or soreness, which quickly passes.
What Our Chiropractors Do
Our experienced team of Chiropractors take the time to listen to their patients about their pain and ask questions about their lifestyle which may help pinpoint contributing factors that aggravate the problem. Poor ergonomics at work or incorrect lifting posture are common areas that can be improved. Let us advise you on how to make changes to your lifestyle so you can better manage your own complaint.
Prior to commencement of any treatment the chiropractor will explain the findings of the consultation, providing you with a diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan which is specific to you, and will answer any questions that you may have.
The chiropractor may also offer advice about your lifestyle and will usually prescribe specific exercise/stretching /rehabilitation techniques to help manage your condition and speed up your recovery!
Our Chiropractors encourage an active lifestyle and can prescribe specific exercises to help you to rehabilitate the problem area.
Our Chiropractors are familiar with many different chiropractic techniques and will choose the ones most appropriate for you and your condition. In most cases the treatment combines chiropractic manipulation with soft tissue therapy (such as massage and trigger point therapy), hot or cold therapy, stretching, therapeutic ultrasound or flexion-distraction.
Maintaining Optimal Health
An important part of chiropractic management is to ensure that once you get better, you will also stay that way. The ultimate goal is to restore and optimize your health and then keep you that way.
Start on the road to leading a healthier life getting back to doing the things you need and want to do
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From the Team at Archibald Chiropractic Clinics
"Treating the cause, not the symptoms"
Dowry Chiropractic Clinic Established in 1987 – Experienced Bristol Chiropractors