Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Chiropractor in North Wales PA
North Wales PA | Lansdale PA Chiropractor
Chiropractic Care, Physical Therapy and Massage Serving the North Wales | Lansdale PA Area
THE CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT
The term "adjustment" refers to the specific manipulation chiropractors apply to vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. The objective of the chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation, which results in an increased range of motion, reduced nerve irritability and improved function.
There are many types of Chiropractic techniques used by Dr. Conrad to relieve stress put upon the vertebral column and its extremities. Some adjustments made by the Dr. Conrad consist of a high velocity, short lever arm thrust applied to a vertebra, which is often accompanied by an audible release of gas (joint cavitation). Some techniques are very gentle, and each technique is catered to that patient's specific prototol. Our patient testimonials on google.com and insiderpages.com are a testament to Dr. Conrad's attention to offering the best chiropractic care possible.
The audible sound is caused by the release of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, which releases joint pressure (cavitation). The sensation is usually relieving, though minor discomfort has been reported (that usually lasts for only a short time duration) if the surrounding muscles are in spasm or the patient tenses up during the chiropractic procedure.
There are times when joint cavitation or cracking does not occur and this is often due to either significant muscle splinting or the patient may not be adequately relaxed during the chiropractic procedure. At times like this, it is sometimes best for Dr.Conrad to apply ice, have the patient rest, or do electrical stimulation and massage prior to attempting spinal manipulation.
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Dr. Allen Conrad, BS, DC, CSCS