Chiropractic Adjustment Oak Lawn
Botti Chiropractic & Wellness | Chiropractic Adjustment in Oak Lawn IL
One of the most popular chiropractic treatment options at Botti Chiropractic & Wellness is a chiropractic adjustment. Today, there are hundreds of medical studies that have proven the effectiveness and benefits of chiropractic adjustments for the human body. In fact, chiropractic adjustments have been named one of the best pain management treatments available for patients today.
Whether you may be suffering from neck pain, back pain, migraines, headaches, or joint pain, chiropractic manipulation can work wonders, especially in the long-run. Dr. Valentino Botti specializes in different types of chiropractic adjustments, ensuring all Oak Lawn patients the pain relief they deserve. This guide will help to provide a bit more insight and background information behind this chiropractic care technique and what new patients, such as yourself, can expect.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment in Oak Lawn?
When it comes to chiropractic care in Oak Lawn, one of the most effective chiropractic treatments for relieving back pain, neck pain, and even migraines, is chiropractic adjustments, also known as chiropractic manipulation. This is the one procedure that chiropractic care is most known for, given the “cracking” sound that can be heard during the treatment process. In this, many people fear getting a chiropractic adjustment because of the sound and the thought that it could be painful.
Let’s clear the air, just a bit. A chiropractic adjustment is simply a treatment option that can help realign joint subluxations. Subluxations is a technical term to really identify a joint dislocation and, by simply realigning the joint, it can provide immense relief for the patient. Now, you might be wondering, how Dr. Valentino Botti discovers whether or not a patient is experiencing a subluxation. When you first visit Botti Chiropractic & Wellness, Dr. Botti will perform a basic physical and diagnostic test. Through an assortment of different tests, he can assess any subtle changes in the joints, problems with the soft tissue, and other contributing factors.
Today, there are different types of chiropractic adjustments. In the coming section, we will explore the different options – and the benefits that each offers.
Types of Chiropractic Adjustments
When it comes to chiropractic adjustments, there are well over 100 different types of techniques, methods, and hand motions that chiropractors use all over the world. In Oak Lawn, IL, there are roughly 5-10 that are used the most. To be the best chiropractor Oak Lawn has, Dr. Valentino Botti understands the complexities and intricacies of spinal manipulation and utilizes different chiropractic adjustment techniques depending on each patient and their very specific needs. In other words, at Botti Chiropractic & Wellness, we really provide each patient with a custom experience. Here are the most commonly used techniques:
- Spinal Manipulation (High Velocity – Low Amplitude Thrust)
This is the most traditional form of a chiropractic adjustment. Through manual therapy, chiropractors apply a sudden force to a patient’s joint when the neck and head are positioned at a specific angle. This type of technique often results in a loud popping or cracking sound.
- Spinal Mobilization (Low Force)
Depending on a patient’s needs, a chiropractor may suggest using spinal mobilization. This is a low-velocity, low-amplitude technique. Most patients will not hear a popping or cracking sound during this treatment as there is a minimal force.
Who is Licensed to Administer Chiropractic Adjustments?
In the chiropractic care field, there are a few different names that are used interchangeably when talking about chiropractic adjustments: spinal manipulation, grade 5 mobilization, or chiropractic manipulation. Now, there are only a few professionals that are licensed and qualified to administer chiropractic adjustments in Oak Lawn:
- Physical Therapists
- Osteopathic Physicians
Do note, there are more gentle forms of chiropractic adjustments – which utilize less forceful means. These types of adjustments are considered Grade 1-4 Mobilization – and typically performed by massage therapists, holistic practitioners, and even personal trainers. We will talk a bit more about these chiropractic techniques in a later section.
Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments in Oak Lawn
When it comes to chiropractic adjustments in Oak Lawn, many new patients are a bit apprehensive to this type of chiropractic treatment. This is simply attributed to the “cracking” reputation. However, after reviewing the many different benefits of chiropractic adjustments, you may just see how beneficial and effective this treatment option can be. During your initial chiropractic consultation, we encourage you to ask as many questions to ease your worries or concerns you may have. In this, here are some of the most common benefits of undergoing regular chiropractic adjustments.
- Reduce High Blood Pressure
In 2007, there was a study performed by the Human Journal of Hypertension that demonstrated a direct correlation between chiropractic adjustments and a decrease in high blood pressure. Through undergoing regular chiropractic adjustments, the study showcased that patients could reap the benefits for nearly 6 months post the chiropractic treatment. In addition, it has been shown that chiropractic adjustments worked equally, if not better, to blood pressure medications, minus the many negative side effects, including fatigue, nausea, weight loss, or anxiety. We would also like to mention that chiropractic adjustments also help with low blood pressure as well. Reason being, chiropractic adjustments work to realign the joints and blood flow in the human body, which can improve blood flow.
- Reduce Neck Pain and Back Pain
One of the main conditions that chiropractic adjustments is prescribed to treat is neck pain and back pain. A chiropractic adjustment is a proven technique and effective treatment option to handle either type of pain – while also being a more cost-effective route, in comparison to pain medications.
- Treat Scoliosis
Scoliosis happens as a result of an abnormal curvature of the spine. Patients that are suffering from this condition often complain of pain, poor posture, which can lead to numerous other problems and conditions, as well as a lack of range of motion. In rare cases, some patients may even experience trouble breathing. While there are numerous different chiropractic treatment options, chiropractic adjustment has proven to be quite effective. Through weekly chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy at Botti Chiropractic & Wellness, Dr. Valentino Botti can help treat and/or prevent scoliosis from getting worse.
- Reduce Inflammation in the Body
When it comes to pain, inflammation is considered one of the leading causes. In fact, inflammation has been connected to a wealth of different diseases, including heart disease and cancer. In efforts to reduce or eliminate inflammation in the body, patients could undergo regular chiropractic adjustments. In fact, in a study done by the Journal of Chiropractic Medication, chiropractic adjustments have been proven to help reduce inflammation in the body, relieve lower back pain, and joint pain. Due to the decrease of inflammation, patients could reduce the risk of other diseases that are typically brought out due to inflammation.
- Alleviate Headaches
Do you suffer from headaches or migraines? Are you taking numerous different medications but, for some reason, you are still getting headaches or migraines? Chiropractic adjustments are a proven chiropractic treatment for both. In many cases, pain in the head stems from back pain and/or spinal problems. Today, headaches are the second leading reason why patients visit a chiropractor. There are well over 200 different medical studies that showcase the benefits of chiropractic adjustments for those who suffer from headaches or migraines.
How Chiropractic Adjustments Work
Many new patients often ask themselves, “How do chiropractic adjustments work?” They often hear about it from friends or family, but they have never experienced it themselves. If that sounds like you, don’t worry. We are going to walk you through and explain what you can expect from your chiropractic adjustment.
Most chiropractic manipulations are performed when a patient is either lying on their back or, face down, or seated in a chair. This ultimately depends upon the chiropractor and the type of adjustment being performed. From there, the chiropractor will use their hands to both support the patient’s head and locate their vertebra. Depending on the technique, the chiropractor will rotate or move the patient’s head in a specific way, aligning into the pre-manipulation position. Depending on the patient’s comfort level and preference, the chiropractic adjustment can take place and he/she will apply the designated thrust.
Costs of Chiropractic Adjustments
When it comes to chiropractic adjustments, people often wonder two things: what’s the cracking sound and how much chiropractic adjustments costs. Just like many other chiropractic treatments in the industry, the cost for chiropractic manipulation truly depends on numerous different circumstances – and the patient. Some patients may require more chiropractic adjustments sessions than others and other patients may require a different type of chiropractic adjustment, both of which can affect the cost. If the price is one of your worries, at Botti Chiropractic & Wellness, we seek to ensure all our patients can find the relief they deserve. That’s why we accept numerous different insurance plans – and we even offer a financing option in Oak Lawn, giving all patients a chance to get the chiropractic care they need.
Chiropractic Adjustment Cracking Sound
As we mentioned above, chiropractors in Oak Lawn and chiropractic adjustments are typically called “back crackers”. If you have undergone a chiropractic manipulation before, you are familiar with the cracking or popping sound that can be heard during treatment. Often times, new patients fear this sound, thinking it’s painful; however, there is a reason behind why this noise occurs.
During a chiropractic adjustment treatment, the patient may hear a crack sound, after the chiropractor has stretched the spinal facet joint. While some believe the sound to be a measure of success, it happens because of air pockets in the patient’s joints pop, hence the popping sound. The more technical term for this is “cavitation”, or the release of gasses released between the joint space. After spinal manipulation, patients often feel a greater sense of mobility in their back and neck; however, muscles in the area are often sore for a few days.
Gentle Chiropractic Mobilization Techniques
Sometimes, patients may not require a full chiropractic adjustment – or they may not be willing to undergo the force required for proper spinal manipulation. In this case, a chiropractor may suggest a more gentle chiropractic mobilization technique. Here are some different techniques that chiropractors may prescribe:
- Cervical Mobilization: Cervical mobilization is where the chiropractor focuses on rotating the patient’s neck in a specific pattern, helping to stretch-out any restrictions.
- Cervical Manual Traction: During cervical manual traction, the chiropractor carefully elongates the neck, helping to stretch the cervical spine, reducing and easing any tension or tightness in the area.
- “Drop” Technique: This technique is most similar to a chiropractic adjustment, minus the rotation of the patient’s neck/head. This method is often referred to as a medium velocity technique with a low amplitude thrust.
Schedule Your Chiropractic Adjustment Appointment at Botti Chiropractic & Wellness Today!
For patients that are experiencing neck pain, back pain, or frequent headaches or migraines, we urge you to schedule a chiropractic adjustment consultation with Dr. Valentino Botti. In Oak Lawn, Dr. Botti is the only 5-star chiropractor, making him one of the best chiropractors in Oak Lawn. If you are ready to reduce or eliminate neck pain or back pain once and for all, give us a call today at (708) 717-5947, or book your appointment online today!
For new patients, at Botti Chiropractic & Wellness, we are offering a new patient special. Be sure to inquire over the phone when booking your consultation!
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