Chiropractic Adjustments

Joint Manipulation

The Chiropractic Manipulation, also known as an “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 and Dr. Samuel Pare use 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”,  the term for this audible release is cavitation. This is trapped gas in the 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 toIncrease 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 techniques to science and evidence-based Chiropractic students.

Many old-school and philosophy-based chiropractors teach their patients that their bones are “out of alignment” known as “subluxations” and they need to be “re-aligned” by frequent adjustments to reduce pressure on nerves. This is unfortunately an outdated and unscientific belief system held by less than half of the current Chiropractic profession. Many patients have plenty of joint mobility and over manipulation can cause more issues than good. Specific MDT exercises will be shown for self-treatment and to assist in holding the adjustment so treatment plans can be short and effective.

Contact us today if you are experiencing arm, shoulder, or neck painhip 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’s north side.


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