The word chiropractic, at its roots, means “to be done by hand.” Our Chiropractic practice is a hands-on, holistic approach to health using adjustments to maintain proper spinal and joint alignment. Chiropractic care is the largest drug free health profession in the world and helps over 50 million Americans each year.
Your spine can become misaligned through injury as well as through the daily stress and wear and tear of life. Spinal manipulation, or chiropractic adjustment, is the core of chiropractic care and can restore joint function and support the nervous system. The adjustment uses a series of controlled impulses by hand or instrument to restore proper alignment of the spine. Here at Utah Sports and Wellness in Millcreek, Utah, we offer three different types of chiropractic adjustments.
Light Force, NSA Chiropractic, or Tonal Adjustments
This approach uses very light pressure to cue the brain into recognizing where the misalignment is and reduces pressure along the spinal cord. This technique only uses enough force to dent a marshmallow and no twisting, turning, or popping. As the body responds to the adjustment, the nervous system returns to homeostasis, allowing proper communication throughout the body. Light force adjustments are an excellent option for infants and those who are apprehensive about chiropractic adjustment.
During instrument adjusting, we use a device that measures resistance and applies the appropriate rebound force to move the vertebrae. The Impulse IQ adjusting instrument has a computer and accelerometer on-board to create the exact right amount of movement for each segment or tissue being addressed. The controlled force and speed from the instrument ensure that thrust is administered faster than the body’s natural reaction to tense up against the adjustment. The internal computer monitoring also measures precisely how much the spine adjusts during the chiropractic adjustment.
Structural Adjusting Done by Hand
In a traditional chiropractic adjustment, the joint or vertebra is taken to tension and a subtle force is applied to move the bone slightly. There is a definite art and skill that comes with the experience required to make this adjustment happen with ease and comfort. Our chiropractors at Utah Sports and Wellness have years of such experience, so you can feel safe in their skilled hands. When done properly, many patients prefer structural adjustment by hand.
More Than Just an Adjustment
At Utah Sports and Wellness, we’ve seen adjustments produce miraculous results but many times it’s just not enough to get the job done. Our Utah Sports and Wellness team uses a variety of additional methods to ensure that you get the care you need to reduce pain and restore your health to be able to stay active and healthy.
Our clinical care is based on 4 basics components: the Chiropractic Adjustment, AMIT Muscle Re-activation, Soft tissue Therapy using FSM Microcurrent and Laser. Additionally, we will provide you with specific rehabilitation exercises you can do at home to maintain your health. If you are frustrated with sports-related or other injuries, or if you need help in achieving your health goals to have more energy, come see our chiropractic team at Utah Sports and Wellness. We are here to help you become the version of yourself you want to be.