Hi Everybody This Is Dr. Norris.
I'm often asked questions about health care and chiropractic. So here are the five most commonly asked questions and answers.
1. What causes the sound that occurs when my spine is adjusted? When a specifically applied force (adjustment) is applied to a fixated joint (subluxation) the resultant sound is an audible "pop" or "crack". The sound occurs when air is released from the vacuum around the joint. A good example of this occurs when you pull a dart from being stuck on a window... a pop is heard. While this sound is common, movement can occur without a sound being heard.
2. Will the adjustment hurt? Most adjustments provide relief of pain instead of causing it. With that said if a person has a lot of spasm guarding the area or if the pain has been severe some discomfort may be unavoidable. I always try to reduce spasm and use the least amount of force necessary to restore function.
3. How did my back go out? The most common cause of back and neck pain is trauma. Strain on the muscles and ligaments from doing heavy activity, is one example. Prolonged postures such as sitting at a computer or sleeping awkwardly can also cause spinal misalignments. Remember no matter what caused your discomfort... don't suffer get it checked as soon as possible.
4. How often should I have my spine adjusted? If you are still in pain after one treatment something is still wrong and it needs to be corrected. Some conditions like arthritis, disc injuries and nerve injuries can be stubborn and difficult to control. Be patient and continue with the recommended care for the best results.
5. How can I avoid having my back or neck go out? There are three things you can do to lessen the possibility of having spinal problems. Lifestyle changes, exercise and maintenance care. Be careful what you do to avoid trauma or prolonged postures. If you lay concrete or sit at a computer for 8 hours, you should expect problems. Exercises that stretch muscles and promote joint motion are important to maintain spinal health. Maintenance chiropractic care and massage therapy will help muscles and joints function better.
One final point: the older you get the more important these principles become. So if you or someone you care about is suffering with pain or they need help to avoid pain. I'm here to help.
Because you don't have time for pain!
Dr. Michael Norris
Dr. Michael Norris
HEALTH TIP: Chiropractic Helps Headache Sufferers
Headache patients who received chiropractic care responded quite well. In one study, 83.2% reported their headaches were much improved.
Chiropractic Research Foundation.
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