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  Chiropractic - Pain & Tissue Healing

Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on approach to health care. Chiropractic doctors are experts in muscle, joint and nervous system injury and pathology. It is within their scope of practice to diagnose, treat, and help prevent disorders and conditions related to the spine, nervous system, and musculoskeletal system.

At Cornwall SC+ we offer a vast array of chiropractic techniques with the intention of hand selecting the approach that best suits the needs of your unique condition. Common treating techniques employed by our chiropractors include Active Release Technique or muscular release therapy, acupuncture, physical rehabilitation and most commonly spinal manipulation (joint adjustments).

Spinal Manipulation

An adjustment or spinal manipulation is a quick and controlled thrust applied to the joints of the spine by a highly skilled practitioner. With the vast number of research and clinical studies available today in support of spinal adjustments, the many benefit of this drug-free, non-invasive treatment cannot be denied or refuted. The American College of Physicians now lists spinal manipulation as a choice treatment for mechanical low back pain and all up-to-date medical and manual therapy guidelines list spinal manipulation as a safe and effective treatment for low back pain, neck pain and headaches.

The Positive Effects of the Chiropractic Adjustments

Stretching of abnormally tight tissues
Increased range of motion
Selective tearing of adhesions without damaging healthy tissue
Stimulation of wound healing
Improved edema removal
Removal of waste products & chemical mediators of pain
Increased fluid flows, discal & cartilage nutrition
Reduction of the pain-spasm cycle
Optimal mechanoreceptor activity
Close the "gate" to the central transmission of pain
Regeneration of functional tissue & less scarring
Improved rate & endpoint of tissue healing
Optimal collagen production
Increases cellular metabolism & protein synthesis
Improved ligament strength
Improved matrix organization
Proper alignment of new collagen
Normalize proprioceptive patterns from joints & muscles
Normalize coordinated complimentary motor program

Bottom line: A Chiropractic Adjustment is one of the best things you can do for optimal back health.

The Safety of a Chiropractic Adjustment

Best evidence proves that spinal manipulation, as delivered by a Chiropractor, is one of the most conservative, least invasive and safest procedures in the provision of health services. Research shows that while both NSAID medication (anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen or advil) and chiropractic adjustments of the neck region are effective in treating neck pain, a chiropractic adjustment is over 400 times safer than the use of NSAID medication. This means that a trip to a chiropractor is not only effective but also safer than popping a pill every time you feel a headache or pinch in your neck.



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