Spinal joint that are "locked up" fixated or not moving right can affect your health by "choking" or irritating nearby nerve tissue. Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these stuck areas. This helps restore nervous system integrity and can improve the healing process. Dr O'Hara uses a variety of Chiropractic techniques to deliver Chiropractic adjustments. These are tailored to the patient specifically for tolerance and condition.
What do adjustments feel like?
After after movement of a spinal segment many patients report a feeling of calmness. Others feel improved mobility. Inflammation or muscle spasm my delay these positive effects. Doctor O'Hara excels at making adjustments comfortable and effective.
Are Adjustments Safe?
Yes. A New Zealand government study concluded that chiropractic adjustments are "remarkably safe" Taking over-the-counter pain medication is about 100 times more risky.
Will Adjustments loosen my spine?
No. Only the "locked up" joints receive adjustments. This allows weakened muscles and ligaments to stabilize and heal.
What makes that sound?
Lubricating fluids separate the bones of each spinal joint. Some adjustments can produce a sound when the gas and fluids in the joint shift. It's like opening a soda can or removing a suction cup. The sound is interesting, but it isn't a guide to the quality of value or the adjustment.