One of the primary treatments in chiropractic care is a spinal adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation. If you are suffering from one or more musculoskeletal conditions or pains, this is the treatment that a chiropractor will likely recommend. At West Buffalo Chiropractic, we offer superb chiropractic care for our patients in Buffalo, which includes spinal adjustments.
What Is Spinal Manipulation?
Spinal manipulation is a chiropractic technique that involves Dr. Vaquero using his hands or a handheld device to apply a controlled thrust in a specific direction to a problematic segment or joint on the spinal column. The amount of force applied through the thrust will vary depending on the specific problem with your spinal column. The goal of the thrust is to move the joint beyond where it would move on its own.
Conditions Treated with Spinal Adjustments
This is a condition where the sciatic nerve, the nerve controlling the muscles in the lower leg and back of the knee, becomes irritated or compressed. This results in chronic pain in the sole of the foot, part of the lower leg, back of the thigh, or hips. Spinal adjustments can properly align the spinal column and eliminate any irritation or compression that bulging or herniated discs might be putting on your nervous system.
2. Leg Pain
Improper alignment of your spinal column can result in leg pain. This is because improper spinal alignment means that your upper body weight will be unevenly distributed to your legs, and one leg will likely have a heavier burden than the other. The leg with the heavier burden will experience excess strain and its tendons, ligaments, muscles, and cartilage will wear out faster, resulting in pain. Spinal adjustments will correctly align your spine and encourage proper body balance and weight distribution. This will eliminate the extra strain on your problematic leg and reduce your leg pain.
3. Neck Pain
Spinal manipulation is also an effective treatment for neck pain that results from injuries like whiplash. Our chiropractor will likely manipulate your cervical spine using chiropractic techniques such as high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA). The aim will be to reduce your neck pain, improve the motion of the neck, and restore function to the head and neck region.
4. Low-Back Pain
Low-back pain is commonly caused by bulging or herniated discs, overuse injuries, heavy lifting injuries, and musculoskeletal conditions like scoliosis. The adjustments will help bulging or slipped discs, encourage the healing of spinal injuries, and provide effective pain relief.
Get Quality Chiropractic Care in Buffalo, NY
If you live in Buffalo or the surrounding areas, contact West Buffalo Chiropractic to schedule an appointment with Dr. Vaquero. We offer spinal adjustments, among several other chiropractic therapies. Call our team today at (716) 248-2825 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.