The adjustment is a specific application of a gentle force utilized to correct vertebral subluxation. Scientific research has proven the direct relationship between the nervous system and the immune system.
The immune system is the one that governs whether or not people will fall victim to infectious or other detrimental processes. Since the nervous system controls all functions and healing in the human body, and can be put in jeopardy by spinal dysfunction, it is imperative that everyone have optimal spinal function. The spine is the most common area which interference to the nervous system occurs. This is called the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Only Chiropractors are trained to detect and correct these interferences in a person’s spine.
How Does An Adjustment Feel?
Most people receiving adjustments will describe a sense of relaxation, lowered state of stress, increased freedom of motion, and a sense of better balance. Dr. Blaser will use either his hands (Diversified) or a specific instrument called an Activator to check your nerve system and adjust any areas of nerve interference (subluxation). As a rule, the adjustment is complete when your neck, shoulders and hips are even, free of stress, and have a proper range of motion. It is in this state that your body has the greatest potential for healing from the Inside Out.
How Should I Feel After An Adjustment?
Great! Most people experience more energy, less discomfort, more flexibility, and an overall feeling of enhanced well-being. In some patients with long-term chronic conditions, realigning the spine may also cause the muscles around the spine to be sore. This is only temporary and is called a temporary correctional strain, until the weakened muscles are strengthened. This is comparable to the discomfort felt after a good work out at the gym.
How Long Will It Take?
The healing process takes time and depends on the severity of your spinal distortion or vertebral subluxation. No two people are the same, so even if two patients have the same spinal distortion, they will not heal in the same amount of time. There are three stages to consider in how long it will take to heal.
First is the initial intensive care, visits are frequent, focusing on reducing symptoms. Second is the rehabilitative care, the objective is to stabilize spinal function to healing. Last is wellness care where regular check-ups prevent old and new spinal problems occurring and reoccurring. You have to invest time in chiropractic care to maintain your health. Dr. Blaser will recommend a care schedule, depending on age, condition and lifestyle.