Adjustments and Manipulation

Are you in pain or not living in optimal health? Dr. Richard Prough at Prough Chiropractic in McMurray, PA, offers spinal adjustments and other effective techniques to help.

Why Do I Need My Spine Adjusted?

Many people have heard of chiropractic adjustments, but they aren’t quite certain why they are necessary or how they can benefit health and healing. Below, Dr. Prough and the team at Prough Chiropractic in McMurray, PA, explain what happens when the spine becomes misaligned and the importance of spinal adjustments.

Basics of Spinal Alignment

Any time you are building a structure, such as a house, shed, or even a tree house, it’s critical that the foundation be lined up properly in order to support the structure. Otherwise, it could fall apart due to unnecessary strain on the rest of the structure’s components.

The spine is a foundational aspect of the body. It needs to be aligned properly – meaning that the bones stack on top of one another – or it will put unnecessary pressure on the other spinal elements. These include the discs, nerves, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and more. Undue pressure on these elements can lead to various issues, including but not limited to:

  • Chronic back pain
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Tension
  • Herniated discs
  • Shoulder, hip, and knee pain

A misalignment can also impact how you walk, causing you to put more weight on one side than the other or even one part of your foot. This can lead to joint pain in the knees and ankles, foot conditions like plantar fasciitis, and more. Additionally, when a misalignment puts pressure on the nerves, it can impact your general health and wellness.

How Chiropractic Adjustments Help

Adjustments are a hands-on or instrument-assisted method of restoring proper alignment to the spine. The bones are pushed back into the neat stack that they work best in. This relieves pressure from the joints, muscles, nerves, and discs, which naturally relieves pain, improves nerve function, restores mobility, reduces inflammation, and more.

Experience the benefits that spinal adjustments can provide you by visiting Dr. Prough at Prough Chiropractic in McMurray, PA. Call (724) 731-0210 to schedule an appointment today.

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