Safety of Chiropractic Care

Written By Hamilton Chiropractic Offices on July 3, 2017

If you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, you might be a bit worried about the experience. Don’t they “crack” your back? Doesn’t that hurt?

Chiropractic care covers a number of different practices, all of which are non-invasive. There’s a reason people who have seen chiropractors swear by them and continue to go back: because chiropractic care is just as safe as it is effective.

Putting Your Spine Back into Alignment

Your spine is an extremely important feature of your anatomy. Aside from obvious reasons, it’s also the home to your central nervous system and, thus, is surrounded by nerves. On top of that, you have large and important muscle groups all around it, as well.

Therefore, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that when your spine isn’t at 100%, you’re going to be in pain.

All a chiropractor does is look for the source of that pain in your back and then work to put your spine back into alignment so any pain or discomfort associated with it goes away.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe?

Having someone manually adjust your spine may seem dangerous, but it’s really not. Chiropractors are trained specialists who spend their entire careers learning about this one vital part of the body - your spine.

Now, yes, an adjustment can involve a “crack” or “pop.” They’re not remotely painful, though. In fact, many people who have been to chiropractors before go on to associate that sound with pain relief.

It’s really nothing more than small pockets of air being popped. These bubbles form in the fluid around your joints, so when your spine is adjusted, they’re finally released.

Chiropractic Care You Can Do on Your Own

While you should never try to treat your own back problems, your doctor may give you certain exercises you can do on your own to ensure your back continues healing after the initial treatment.

Usually, it's not just a bone out of place. If it was, you could just shake yourself out, line up with gravity and everything would be fine. But that's not the case. Something is holding your spine in that abnormal position, namely the muscles and ligaments. The latest cutting edge in Chiropractic care is the Dr. who knows how to teach you how to rehabilitate those soft tissues that are allowing the condition to continue to happen.

Don’t put off going to the chiropractor because you think it’s not safe. Not only is that not true, but chiropractic care could be all you need to live pain-free again.

If you want to heal your body’s pain at the source and learn more about chiropractic, take a look at the services offered by Hamilton Chiropractic. You can also email us or call today at (510) 526-3362 to schedule a consultation.


Posted In: Adjustments Back Pain Chiropractic Decompression Health Pain Management Preventative Care Subluxation Spine Wellness