Chiropractic Adjustment

Chiropractic Adjustment services offered in New Braunfels, TX

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Chiropractic Adjustment services offered in New Braunfels, TX

Chiropractic adjustments provide a quick and non-invasive treatment for various musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. At Elite Chiropractic & Wellness in New Braunfels, Texas, experienced chiropractor Elisa Guillen, DC, and the team offer chiropractic adjustments to people of all ages. After reviewing your symptoms and discussing your goals, the team makes personalized treatment recommendations. Call Elite Chiropractic & Wellness today to schedule a chiropractic adjustment, or book your appointment online.

Chiropractic Adjustment Q & A

I have back pain. Can I benefit from a chiropractic adjustment?

The Elite Chiropractic & Wellness team uses chiropractic adjustments to treat injuries and illnesses affecting the musculoskeletal and nervous system, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Car accident injuries
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica 
  • Arthritis
  • Pregnancy pain

Chiropractors provide more specialized care as well. For example, Elite Chiropractic & Wellness regularly works with athletes and runners who want to improve their biomechanical function and performance.

What happens before a chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is an outpatient procedure that averages 45-60 minutes. 

Your Elite Chiropractic & Wellness provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms and lifestyle. Answer your provider’s questions honestly because they play an essential role in guiding treatment.

Next, your provider completes a physical exam and orders diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays or an ultrasound. These procedures capture detailed, cross-sectional photos of your bones, joints, soft tissues, and internal organs.

After confirming a diagnosis, your provider develops a personalized treatment plan. 

What happens during a chiropractic adjustment?

Elite Chiropractic & Wellness tailors chiropractic adjustments to each patient’s needs.

At the beginning of treatment, your provider asks you to lie facedown on a chiropractic exam table, allowing them to apply pressure to specific areas of your body. Then, your provider uses their hands or special tools to perform:

  • Manual adjustments to increase your range of motion and realign joints
  • Soft-tissue therapy, like massage, to relax stiff muscles and promote blood flow
  • Exercises and stretches
  • Bracing and taping to support injuries while they heal

Sometimes, chiropractic adjustments include alternative therapies, such as cupping, dry needling, and electrical stimulation. These measures reduce inflammation and help promote good health.

Does a chiropractic adjustment hurt?

Chiropractic adjustments are comfortable and relatively pain-free. You might hear popping or cracking noises during the procedure, but this is perfectly normal. During manual manipulation, gases like oxygen and nitrogen are released from your joints, causing the phenomenon.

After treatment, you might feel sore, similar to how you would after an intense workout. However, any discomfort should improve within a day or two.

How often should I schedule a chiropractic adjustment?

It depends. Elite Chiropractic & Wellness recommends monthly adjustments for optimal health maintenance. But if you have an underlying medical condition, such as back or neck pain, more frequent adjustments might be necessary.

Call Elite Chiropractic & Wellness today to schedule a chiropractic adjustment, or book your appointment online.