Low Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Why choose Hope Health & Wellness
At Hope Health & Wellness in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Stuart, we aim to inspire “Hope” and contribute to our patient’s healthcare and well-being by providing quality medical care to every patient through an integrated clinical practice of chiropractic, physical therapy, and medical services. Our goal is to educate each patient so that they can make educated healthcare decisions. Our mission is to stay motivated to enhance clinical education and research so that we can continue leading the industry with the latest medical procedures to ensure outstanding patient outcomes.
Chiropractic Adjustments in West Palm Beach
Chiropractic adjustments, or chiropractic spinal manipulation, is the act of moving vertebrae in the spine or extremities. The goal is to realign the vertebrae in your spine or joints that are out of place. This can happen for many reasons such as truama, car accidents, slip and falls, or just regular daily activities.
When these bones or joints are not aligned properly, it can have an effect on the entire body. Anywhere from your muscles to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment, our nerves and systems do not function at our best performance.
A chiropractic adjustment uses pressure from the chiropractor using their hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. Often a quick movement is used and comes without discomfort. If you’ve ever cracked your knuckles, you may hear a similar noise to that. This sound is the release of gases in the body like oxygen and nitrogen and is perfectly normal. Chiropractic adjustments are a great way to keep the body functioning at its highest level.
When Should Spinal Adjustments Be Given?
Spinal adjustments are applied to certain vertebrae of the spine which are no longer in their proper position or where functioning has become impaired. Vertebrae which lose their normal position or proper motion are commonly termed vertebral subluxations. The chiropractor uses a number of unique tests and procedures to determine which, if any, vertebrae are subluxated. If subluxations are found, immediate correction is generally indicated. Since like cavities subluxations are not always painful during the initial stages, even those who are not experiencing back or neck discomfort should receive periodic spinal checkups.
What Do Spinal Adjustments Do?
Adjusting helps correct vertebral subluxations. Correcting subluxations reduces pain and inflammation, reduces muscle spasm and tension, normalizes spinal biomechanics and more importantly, can remove nerve irritation and interference which can improve overall health and wellness of the individual. Chiropractic adjustments are the only way to eliminate vertebral subluxations and only the chiropractor is trained to detect subluxations and deliver the chiropractic spinal adjustment to correct subluxations.
Other types of adjustments:
In addition to adjusting the spine and pelvis, almost every other joint of the body can be adjusted by the chiropractor. This includes the joints of the hands and feet, wrists and ankles, elbows and knees, shoulders and hips, ribs and the jaw. In fact, some chiropractors are even trained in techniques to adjust the joints (sutures) of the skull.
Like the joints of the spine, joints in the extremities can also become misaligned and fixated. Chiropractic adjustive techniques can restore and enhance extremity joint functioning which can increase the life of the joint and keep wear and tear to a minimum. This is of special interest to athletes who generally demand optimal joint performance from highly stressed joints. Adjusting provides an immediate increase in joint range of motion and also supplies the joint with nutrients, as motion is the only way to bring nutrients into the joint cartilage and flush wastes products out.
How We Help
Manual and gentle adjustments are commonly used to realign the vertebrae in your spine or joints that are out of place. This can happen for many reasons such as trauma, car accidents, slip and falls, or just regular daily activities.
We are proud to be the only clinic in Florida to have the Anti-Gravity Decompression Chair. While in an anti-gravity position, we can reduce the pressure on your disc and nerves and increase your mobility.
Physical therapists are movement experts. They help people improve or restore mobility and reduce their pain. Through hands-on care and patient education, our Physical Therapist will improve the quality of your life.
Common Injuries We Treat:
Chiropractors commonly treat all types of injuries and recognize the unique findings associated with each.
For example, it’s important to understand that auto injuries often involve a delayed onset of symptoms which commonly surface weeks and even months post-accident.
In work injuries, chiropractors routinely look beyond the actual injury and address such things as workstation setup, ergonomically correct equipment, and proper work techniques.
For sports injuries, chiropractors often check for biomechanical and muscle imbalances as a routine part of the treatment plan.
Treating the whole person and optimizing health is what chiropractic is all about.
- Automobile accident and whiplash injuries
- on-the-job and lifting injuries
- sports/athletic injuries
- slip and fall injuries
- chronic injuries
Non-Musculoskeletal Conditions We Treat:
In addition to musculoskeletal problems, chiropractic treatments have also been shown to benefit many individuals suffering from “medical” ailments such as chronic ear infections in children, menstrual pain and irregularities in women, and arthritis in the elderly. Although chiropractic care is not a specific form of treatment for such conditions, research has shown that many “medical” conditions can be caused or aggravated by irritation to spinal nerve roots, which share an intimate relationship with the spinal structures. By restoring proper nerve functioning by normalizing spinal structure and function, we believe some individuals suffering from these “medical” ailments can obtain partial and in some cases, full relief.
- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- dizziness and dysequilibrium
- infantile colic
- low energy levels
- menstrual pain
- otitis media (ear infection)
benefits of chiropractic
Patients can experience immediate and long-term relief from pain and discomfort with chiropractic care and by making small lifestyle changes.
An immediate decrease in pain through adjustment, spinal decompression, and physical therapy helps reduce inflammation and tension so the body has an opportunity to heal.
Enhance Quality of Life
Sudden, sporadic, or chronic back pain can keep us from living our best lives. The right treatment can get you back to your natural, healthy state.
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