Adjustments and Manipulation

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Headaches, chronic pain, and other issues are often the result of a misaligned spine. Dr. Joel Hanson and Dr. Joseph Muraglia at Itasca Health & Chiropractic serving Itasca, Elk Grove Village, and Wood Dale, IL, offer chiropractic adjustments and more to relieve your symptoms and help you live a healthier life.

Role of Chiropractic Adjustments in Pain Relief and Health

Anyone who has ever heard of a chiropractor has heard of adjustments, but not everyone has experienced this chiropractic technique for themselves. To chiropractors like Dr. Hanson and Dr. Muraglia at Itasca Health & Chiropractic, chiropractic adjustments aren’t just something to check off the treatment list. They are crucial to restoring and maintaining health, as well as achieving pain relief. Learn why in the guide below.

Does Spinal Alignment Really Matter?

Adjustments are the method used to restore proper alignment to the spine, but many people wonder why alignment is so important. The spinal column is a foundational aspect of the body. It contains muscles, bones, discs, soft tissues, and more. It even houses the spinal cord.

Imagine the issues that can occur if the foundation of your home isn’t aligned properly. You’ll begin to develop cracks in the floors and walls, at the least. Eventually, it would fall apart, and it wouldn’t be very supportive in the meantime.

When the spine isn’t properly aligned, it’s not very supportive, either. Every surrounding component is affected. This leads to pain, soft tissue injuries, headaches, and much more.

Additionally, it can lead to compressed nerves. Imagine turning on your garden hose to find that nothing or very little water is coming out. Upon inspection, you see that your child left a heavy toy on it, blocking the water flow. When the nerves become compressed, they are unable to carry messages between the brain and the body, which leads to pain and various health issues.

Benefits of Adjustments

Adjustments ensure that your spinal column is aligned properly, which relieves pressure from the surrounding components. This leads to many benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Relief from neck, back, or extremity pain
  • Fewer headaches
  • Improved energy and mood
  • Improved sleep
  • Better blood circulation
  • Improved nerve function
  • Increased mobility, balance, and range of motion
  • Reduced inflammation

These benefits and more are achieved completely naturally. In most cases, adjustments are combined with other techniques to ensure optimal healing and to help patients maintain proper alignment.

Experience the healing power of chiropractic adjustments by visiting Dr. Hanson and Dr. Muraglia at Itasca Health & Chiropractic of Itasca, Elk Grove Village, and Wood Dale, IL. Call (630) 250-9200 to schedule an appointment today.

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