Chiropractic adjustments are not all the same. Chiropractic is good for people of all ages. Adjustment techniques vary depending upon conditions.
Doctor Obetz mainly uses Diversified Chiropractic adjustment techniques. He also may use some activator techniques for patients that want or respond better to lighter force techniques. Other techniques include SOT blocking, cranial work, and Nimmo trigger point therapy to mention a couple. Therapeutic exercises and stretching techniques are performed and given to all patients. These are valuable activities that allow patients to hold their adjustments longer and decrease the number of visits necessary.
Chiropractic adjustments are necessary to align the segments of the spine for proper nerve, joint, and soft tissue function. It is the nervous system that controls every cell, tissue, and organ in our bodies. Adjusting the segments of the spine help with proper nerve flow allowing tissues to function at their optimal capacity. It also normalizes biomechanics and joint motion as well as minimizing stress and irritation to the joint capsule, ligaments, tendons and cartilaginous structures therefore decreasing irritation and inflammation and thus PAIN.
These are the reasons why Chiropractic adjustments can help with headaches, asthma, allergies, digestive disorders, and other non musculoskeletal conditions. It is also why adjusting an individual's neck and then seeing an immediate response of increase in range of motion and decreased pain of a shoulder, knee, or even a foot issue someone may be experiencing and not just helping people with neck and low back pain which Chiropractic is so well known for.
If you have any special questions about your condition, a friend or loved one's condition please feel free to contact our office.