The signature treatment provided by a chiropractor is a spinal adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation. At Advantage Spine & Disc, serving Boise, ID, and the surrounding area, our chiropractor frequently recommends this treatment to patients with back pain, headaches, and more. Many of our patients seek out spinal manipulation because it is a natural and non-invasive option for pain relief. Our chiropractor, Dr. Ricks, will assess your musculoskeletal system to identify the root cause of your pain and immobility before creating a chiropractic care plan to address it.
Spinal Manipulation Explained
During a spinal adjustment, Dr. Ricks will ask you to lie on a table. Next, he will proceed to adjust the vertebrae in your back, restoring your body’s natural alignment. Restoring your body’s alignment will reduce your pain, improve your range of motion, and enhance your body’s natural ability to heal itself. Keep in mind that your spine may be unaligned without you realizing it. Our chiropractor will evaluate your condition to determine whether or not you will benefit from spinal manipulation.
How Spinal Manipulation Benefits You
You might have a spinal misalignment that's causing you pain, burning, numbness, and tingling because the misaligned portion of your spine is pressing on the nearby nerves. Additionally, the misalignment can press against the soft tissue around the spine, which will lead to pain, irritation, swelling, and tenderness.
When your spine is in complete alignment, it's no longer placing pressure on the neighboring nerves and soft tissue. This relieves discomfort and nerve-related symptoms. Additionally, a spinal adjustment will allow nutrients to flow your blood more freely, speeding up the healing process.
Conditions Helped by Spinal Alignments
Dr. Ricks may recommend spinal manipulation if you have any of the following issues:
- Herniated disc
- Bulging disc
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
- General back or neck aches
What to Expect During Your Visit
During your first visit, Dr. Ricks will ask you to complete a medical history report that includes information about any major accidents, surgeries, or health conditions you have. He will also discuss the cause, location, and severity of your pain. Before you receive treatment, Dr. Ricks will also conduct a physical examination to assess your range of motion. Sometimes, imaging is requested for diagnostic purposes or to rule out other potential causes of your discomfort. Our chiropractor may advise you to receive chiropractic alignments alone or along with other treatments like exercise therapy
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Ricks Today for a Spinal Adjustment
Book an appointment at Advantage Spine & Disc in Boise, ID to see firsthand how spinal adjustment will benefit you by calling us at (208) 336-2225.