Adjustment for Better Health
You’ve noticed that sitting hurts your back. So does standing—and walking and bending over and twisting. Or you have muscle aches that you can’t quite pinpoint why. Maybe numbness or tingling in some of your limbs. Or those awful tension headaches. All of these, whether recent developments, or associated with old injuries such as from a fall or from sports, can be addressed with adult chiropractic in Lexington.
Chronic pain is, well—a real pain. And many Americans suffer from it, frequently in the neck, the lower back, and shoulders. Most often it’s sign of misalignment of the spine, which can both be caused by and be the cause of other issues in your body. A chiropractor understands your body isn’t just a set of symptoms to be treated separately. It’s a complete system, requiring holistic examination. Adult chiropractic treatment does just that, helping with the pain while healing at the source.
What it Treats
Low back pain
Arthritic joint function
15 to 45 minutes, depending on the location/number of adjustments
Female and Male
18 or older
Recovery & Downtime
Depending on the location and reason for your chiropractic adjustment, there may be no downtime at all. Several factors affect possible downtime/recovery time: Your background, your fitness level and the type/location of adjustment.
Your chiropractor may suggest a few hours of rest, or a 1 to 2 day moratorium on heavy exertion, to let your musculoskeletal system realign itself before returning to exercise regimens.
Why try Adult Chiropractic in Lexington?
Adult chiropractic treatments usually don't require any medication, and are completely non-invasive. They help your body do what it naturally does best—only better!
Adult chiropractic is respected as a non-surgical, non-medicated treatment option for low back, neck, and other types of chronic pain.
According to a recent study*, 92 percent of patients having Adult Chiropractic treatment achieved improvement in their pain management and alleviation.
*National Library of Medicine, article #PMC4307916
What to Expect
The Adult Chiropractic Process
When you come to Triple Crown Chiropractic & Wellness for adult chiropractic in Lexington, your chiropractor will discuss your current pain, your medical history, and your current lifestyle. This way they have a full picture of what could be causing your pain, and what's stopping your body from healing it. You'll receive a treatment plan including the expected number of visits based on the issue at hand and its severity. When this consultation is complete, you will know how much time you can expect over the course of treatments, and what it will cost.
Over the course your adult chiropractic therapy, your chiropractor will adjust your spine and associated joints to get them back to acceptable function. You'll also receive personalized plans for exercises and dietary adjustments, plus insight & advice on posture, nutrition, and more. Each session lasts 15 to 45 minutes, including tracking your progress, and adjusting the home regimen as required. Afterwards, you can leave our Lexington office and continue your normal activities, though you'll likely be asked to avoid strenuous activities for at least a few hours to give your body time to welcome the adjustments.
As your treatment progresses, we’ll answer any and every question you have about your adult chiropractic care. During this time we'll also ensure that your treatment length is correct, since letting go of bad habits (slouching, lack of exercise, poor eating) can be truly hard, and you might have some setbacks. Progress is our measurement, but healing is our goal. That being said, the need for chiropractic isn't forever. We welcome you to schedule any follow-up appointments you need.
Before your Treatment
Before receiving Adult Chiropractic Treatment in Lexington from Triple Crown Chiropractic & Wellness, we recommend:
Dress for comfort
You may be lying on a table, face up or face down, for parts of your treatment. And you may be asked to complete certain movements to understand your range of mobility. Dress for movement and comfort.
Be honest during your assessment
Your chiropractor doesn’t judge. They seek to understand where you’re at physically, so that you can get to where you need to be fro better health. We’ll do all we can to make you feel comfortable and in a safe space.
List all your medications and supplements
This is truly important, because different combinations can cause different symptoms, and disguise the root problems you’re trying to address.
Expect the unexpected
We may do an adjustment on your first visit. If you hear a popping or “cracking” sound as the adjustment is done, don’t be concerned. That’s the sound of feeling better.
The more you understand your treatment’s techniques and how it works to achieve your wellness goals, the better you can help guide us to optimum results.
After your Treatment
To properly care for and get the most out of your Adult Chiropractic in Lexington, we recommend following after your sessions:
It’s important to drink water to not only support your systems and lubricate joints, but to help flush out toxins your body releases after chiropractic.
Being active helps blood flow and increase oxygenation throughout your body. Just keep it easy for at least a few hours. Ask your chiropractor about the length of time to let your body adjust.
Do your recommended exercises
Your chiropractor will give you a list of beneficial exercises that help your body have the strength to support maintain the positive changes. Be sure to do them, otherwise your body could return to the posture/alignment that causes the pain in the first place.
There are many processed foods that contribute to issues such as fatigue, joint pain, inflammation, and more. Be conscious of your diet, and eat what is not only nutritional, but beneficial to your goals.
Don’t sit for long periods
Sitting for hours wreaks havoc on your posture, and can cause blood flow issues in your legs and pelvic region. When you do sit, practice good posture. And get an adjustable-height desk or monitor stand so that you can stand or sit.
Frequently Asked Questions
What conditions does adult chiropractic in Lexington treat?
Adult chiropractic is a non-invasive, drug-free holistic treatment for several issues, including (but not limited to) back pain, neck pain, joint pain, mobility issues, musculoskeletal damage, carpal tunnel syndrome, light to moderate scoliosis, musculoskeletal tension, disease prevention, low energy, decreased immunity, and overall wellbeing
Does adult chiropractic treatment require a physician referrel?
You don't usually need a referrel to see a doctor of chiropractic (DC). Be sure to check with your insurance, as they may have specific requirements. Most plans allow you to seek chiropractic care under your own advisement.
What kind of education/training do chiropractors have?
Doctors of chiropractic care receive education as primary healthcare providers. However, chiropractors focus on diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal system conditions. Out of all the healthcare professions, the educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent.
How does the chiropractor perform the adjustment?
Adult chiropractic adjustments are performed manually. Typically, the chiropractor uses his or her hands or a specialized instrument to manipulate the joints of the body in a highly-controlled manner. Most patients experience positive changes in their symptoms immediately following their treatment.
Why do I hear a "pop" when my joint is adjusted?
The myth is that's a bone sound. Wrong! Your adjustment my cause the joint to release a trapped gas bubble. It's the same kind of thing that happens when you "pop" your knuckles.
Can I get addicted to chiropractic adjustments?
No, you can't become addicted to chiropractic care. What people misconstrue this for, is when their spine returns to its stress state after they discontinue chiropractic care. This happens not because of the cessation of adjustments, but because the patient doesn't change their lifestyle after discontinuing chiropractic care. Healthy eating, exercising, and posture all come into play to maintain your positive results. You and your chiropractor will discuss what it takes to make your results last a lifetime!
From newborn babies to senior citizens, all are welcome at Triple Crown Chiropractic and Wellness. Our comprehensive approach to healing and care makes our practice a family-focused center suitable for all ages. Our dedicated, experienced team is here to ensure that you have a partner in your wellness journey through all stages of life. Visit our about page to learn more about what makes our practice unique.
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