Adjustments and Manipulation

chiropractic adjustment

While no chiropractor wants to be just a "back cracker," one therapy is the bread and butter of our profession - spinal adjustments. And there's a very good reason why at Dallas Lifestyle Management Clinic in Dallas, TX, Dr. Mark Currington and his team provide this treatment. Chiropractic adjustments restore nervous system function, which can optimize healing, reduce pain, and improve range of motion, among other benefits.  

What's an Adjustment?


A chiropractic adjustment, also known as a spinal alignment, is a treatment consisting of a chiropractor manually adjusting the spine to correct subluxations and restore nervous system function. As a result, the body can heal from an injury. In some cases, it's used to improve function for preventative purposes. 

Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments are safe for the majority of people. Prior to receiving this treatment, your Dallas, TX, chiropractor will perform a comprehensive evaluation to ensure the procedure is safe for you based on your condition and overall health. 

In general, chiropractic adjustments don't cause any known long-term side effects. Some patients do experience mild, short-term issues, such as headache, soreness, and flu-like symptoms. 

Chiropractic adjustments are all-natural. Therefore, you don't have to worry about ingesting or having any foreign substance injected into your body.

You don't have to worry about any type of dependence on this treatment. Unlike some medications that can become addictive, chiropractic adjustments are non-habit forming. This means you may stop receiving them at any time without any risk. 

Why Get Adjustments 

In chiropractic care, adjustments serve a vital need. They can be used to help heal acute injuries. We also advise them for some of our patients with chronic issues. And for some people, routine chiropractic adjustments can help ward off problems in the future. 

Some examples of conditions and injuries our Dallas, TX, chiropractor recommends adjustments for include the following:

  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease 
  • Arthritis 
  • Muscle and other soft tissue injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Headaches

We should note that these are merely some examples. 

What to Expect During Chiropractic Adjustments

Typically, you don't experience any pain. Some people do report slight discomfort, but that tends to go away immediately following the treatment. 

During the entire process, you remain lying on your front, and the practitioner will use his hands or tools to optimize nervous system function of the spine. If you're having back or neck pain or experiencing headaches, our Dr. Currington of Dallas Lifestyle Management Clinic, serving Dallas, TX, and the nearby region, can help ease your pain and promote healing. It's useful for both acute and chronic issues. Plus, our practitioner provides an examination to ensure it's safe and right for you. 

Are Adjustments safe?

Adjustments are very safe if provided by a professional.  All precautions are taken to anyone who should not be adjusted.  Typically anyone who has severe health issues, osteoporosis or is of excessive age, we tend to avoid traditional adjustments and resort to lesser instrument adjusting tool.  But to put your mind at ease, Dr. Currington has provided hundreds of thousands of these over 22 years.  You are in the safest hands!!

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