Adjustment and Range of Motion
Chiropractic care isn’t just about treating pain in the neck or back for patients. Since it’s all about the long-term answer, it also helps you regain your range of motion. The range of motion of a body refers to how far you can stretch or move a part of your body. Due to inflammation, tension, and tightness, it might be challenging to move the affected region of your body after an injury or a condition like osteoarthritis. Our chiropractors will work with you to restore the full range of motion in your neck, knees, shoulders, elbows, hips, legs, and more through chiropractic adjustments, manipulations, and other therapies.
A good chiropractic adjustment is needed to improve your range of motion. With that in mind, we aim to provide excellent services to our patients so they have a balanced range of motion. Our well-experienced chiropractor in Seattle, Dr. Jon Conner Cuevas, can handle all sorts of issues regarding body motion. So, be rest assured that you are in the right place.
What Does it Mean to Get Adjusted?
Dr. Jon Conner Cuevas of Ballard Seattle Chiropractic Center often adjusts his patients, and most of the time, it’s to help with range of motion. Adjustments are slight changes made to something to fit, work better, or be more suitable. This is a great way to put the work that chiropractors do on joints.
A sudden loss of range of motion can be caused by an accident or injury. However, we’re now seeing a sedentary lifestyle as the leading cause of the range of motion reduction. It can come gradually; you’ll notice signs that it’s happening when you can’t accomplish simple tasks with ease. This could include things like putting on your shoes, being unable to swivel your head to back up your car, being unable to push yourself at the gym, or being unable to keep up with your children while they play.
Joint loss of motion has been proven to generate scar tissue, shrink joint capsules, and permanent joint contracture. So, maintaining joint mobility is fundamental to your overall health, and our Chiropractic team is well-versed in this area.
A chiropractic adjustment is an excellent method to push joints over what they can do on their own. There is a ‘physiological barrier’ in the human body that limits the range of motion you can get by simply stretching at home. A chiropractic adjustment will move a joint into the ‘part physiological space,’ which is the space that exceeds what you can get yourself. But before the point where you would be injured, reposition the barriers limiting your capacity to move.
The first step is determining whether previous injuries have resulted in scar tissue or adhesions that impede movement. We will also use digital X-rays to assess your spinal alignment. We will inquire about symmetry, limb length, and shifts in the head or rib cage. After that, we begin with the appropriate chiropractic adjustments.
A chiropractic adjustment involves using a regulated force to move tissue past aberrant restrictive barriers impeding its movement. Muscle spasm, scar tissue, swelling, and pain can stop people from having a full range of motion. Meanwhile, patients will often move better right away after an excellent adjustment to a joint. Good chiropractic care typically includes home stretches, ergonomic counseling, and exercises meant to help you regain mechanical balance and improve your range of motion.
So, if you think a chiropractic adjustment can help you with managing your pain, don’t hesitate to schedule your free consultation exam at our Chiropractic in Seattle. Our Seattle chiropractors are well-versed and experienced in this field. So, if you are among those who need this, we look forward to seeing you.