Chiropractic Adjustments in Ravenswood, IL
The Chiropractic Manipulation, also known as a “chiropractic adjustment” has repeatedly been shown to be a safe and effective treatment for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. At Lakeside Spine and Wellness Dr. Andrew Kiper uses Motion Palpation techniques to identify hypo-mobile (stiff) joint segments that would benefit from manipulation. Hyper-mobile joint segments, such as the mid-cervical spine in most patients, are joints that typically do not need manipulation.
During an adjustment procedure the doctor will place his hands on the area to be treated and apply a gentle yet quick movement over the joint. The joint usually elicits a “pop” or “crack”, we term this an “audible release” a cavitation. This is trapped gas in fluid of the joint capsule being released from the space during an adjustment and is completely normal and safe.
The goal of the Chiropractic Adjustment is to: Increase joint mobility and range of motion, relieve pain, reduce muscle spasm, restore optimal joint function and stimulate the nervous system.
We understand that some people are hesitant to explore this option, so we will discuss the risks and benefits of this remarkably SAFE procedure with you. We’ll make sure to answer all of your questions so that you are comfortable before moving on. Contact us to schedule your chiropractic adjustment in Ravenswood, IL.
For more information visit the website for Motion Palpation Institute, a leading nonprofit organization devoted to teaching Motion Palpation.
Contact us today if you experience arm, shoulder, or neck pain, hip or knee pain, or suffer from migraines. We provide pain relief through proven therapy methods in Ravenswood, Andersonville, Lincoln Square, and nearby areas of Chicago.