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Spinal Adjustments

Dr. Jacqueline Vaughn and Dr. Ronda Marshall offer spinal adjustments to their patients at Vaughn Chiropractic in Waterford, MI. This treatment alleviates back and neck pain and has a number of health benefits. Come to our office or contact us at (248)674 4898. We are also available online to answer any questions you have about your spinal health.

What Are Spinal Adjustments?

Spinal manipulations are manual adjustments to your spine made by a licensed chiropractor, such as Dr. Marshall or Dr. Vaughn. If a portion of your spine is not in the correct position, it can cause back pain and impact the surrounding nerves. This misalignment is very common and much more prevalent than you would think.

Pain, weakness and numbness may occur near a compressed or irritated nerve. You may feel this as far away as the hands and feet. When a vertebra is pushed forward or out of alignment, it's called anterolisthesis. If a vertebra is pushed backward, it's called retrolisthesis. Together, misalignments of spinal vertebra and joints are known as vertebral subluxations.

A spinal adjustment can correct these misalignments and subluxations. Spinal adjustments involve the hands-on manipulation to shift joints, soft tissues, and the spinal bones to make the needed corrections.

How Are Spinal Adjustments Performed?

The chiropractors at Vaughn Chiropractic in Waterford, MI, may perform the following techniques, depending on your personal needs and health:

  • The client is moved into the necessary position for the adjustment
  • Using a high-velocity arm thrust, the vertebra is returned to its original position
  • You may feel movement in your back or neck or back as your spine returns to alignment. Many movements include a loud pop or crack. This is the release of gases trapped in your joints as the movements of the vertebra facilities the flow of fluids and blood, through your spinal column

Some people are a bit sore following the treatment, while others report immediate relief from pain and other symptoms.

Spinal adjustments offer a non-surgical solution to back and neck pain. Contact us today to schedule an exam at Vaughn Chiropractic in Waterford, MI.


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