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Your body’s soft tissues help you move and work every day. However, certain injuries or conditions can limit your mobility. In turn, your daily activities could be disrupted.
Some musculoskeletal disorders affect the spine, leading to misaligned joints. If your spinal joints are out of place, your spine won’t function properly. Moreover, misaligned joints could affect how your brain and body communicate with each other. Chiropractic care could help you resolve these problems and get your body moving again.
A full body chiropractic adjustment focuses on your whole body, resulting in increased mobility and less pain. This treatment addresses misaligned and aching joints with a variety of chiropractic techniques. Most of the time, your chiropractor will adjust your spine to help soothe your body aches. But they can also perform other adjustments during your treatment.
LifeClinic’s total body adjustments help your body move and work better. We perform these treatments to restore, optimize, and maintain human function. Our team combines chiropractic adjustments and other methods like exercise and nutritional counseling for the best results. This way, you can make a full recovery and return to your daily activities.
Your treatment begins with your first visit to any of our locations. We’ll meet with you to talk about your condition and check your body’s function. Then, we’ll plan your treatment and start work on your recovery. Your treatment plan can include manual adjustments, therapeutic exercises, and lifestyle changes.
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What to Expect
When you first go to LifeClinic for a full body adjustment, you’ll go through an initial consultation. We’ll begin your consultation by discussing your medical history. You can expect questions about:
- Your reasons for getting chiropractic care
- Your previous injuries or medical conditions
- Your current medication
- Your drug or alcohol intake
- Your lifestyle
You’ll also undergo a physical exam during your first visit. Our team will:
- Check your spine for misalignments or deformities
- Move your joints
- Look at how you walk
- Test your muscle strength, reflexes, and range of motion
- Take an X-ray of your spine
After your initial consultation, we’ll gather our findings and create your treatment plan. We can start adjusting your whole body on your first visit.
Our chiropractors use multiple techniques to realign your body’s affected joints. These methods include:
- Manual Adjustment – A manual adjustment involves a high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust to spinal joints.
- Activator Method – This technique uses an activator that can help stimulate your extremities or your spinal vertebrae.
- Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT) – SOT can help you achieve a balanced pelvis and spine through custom wedges.
- Traction – Traction gives your vertebrae a gentle pull for decompressed discs and nerve roots. It also helps reduce pain.
Once you’re done with your full body adjustment, we’ll discuss activity and nutrition with you. We could recommend certain exercises and nutritional changes to help you recover. We’ll schedule your next visit, as well.
To make sure your body responds well to chiropractic care, we suggest following these tips:
- Eat a light meal or a protein-rich snack.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Walk around or do some exercises.
- Pay attention to possible body aches.
Am I a Suitable Candidate for Full Body Adjustment?
You can get chiropractic care for your whole body if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Headaches from a misaligned neck or spine
- Joint or muscle pain
- Chronic back pain
- Limited range of motion
- Intense leg pain
- Stiff body
- Uneven wear of the soles of your shoes
Your chiropractor could also help you manage an injury from a car accident. They can address serious injuries caused by vehicle collisions. Through chiropractic care, your chiropractor can identify and address car accident injuries that could affect your body.
On the other hand, a full body adjustment isn’t advisable if you’re experiencing any of the following conditions:
- Severe osteoporosis
- Excessive spinal movement
- Increased risk of stroke
The results of your physical exam will help us see if you’re an ideal candidate for total body adjustments. We’ll perform several tests during your exam, starting with a closer look at how your body moves.
First, we’ll ask you to walk or march around our exam room. This test will help us identify irregularities between your pelvis and spine. Then, we’ll ask you to bend your body so we can check for stiffness and abnormal curvature of the spine.
We could also move your joints and test your muscle strength, reflexes, and range of motion. In some cases, we’ll assess your spine’s condition through an X-ray.
A variety of factors will determine your recovery time. The area you’re treating with chiropractic care is one factor.
- Your bones could take five to six weeks to heal.
- Your ligaments and tendons could heal within six to eight weeks.
- Discs and cartilage have a longer recovery period of three months or more.
However, injuries to multiple soft tissues could take more time to heal.
Lifestyle and age can also be factors for recovery. Your healing time could take a little longer if you smoke or drink alcohol. But if you’re always active, you can expect quicker recovery. You could heal faster at a younger age, too.
After your adjustment, keeping yourself healthy and active is important. Sufficient rest is one way to ensure full recovery and optimum health. Your symptoms could recur without adequate sleep, so it’s best to get enough rest at night.
We’ll also recommend exercises that could help you recover and maintain your adjustment. These exercises can help get your body into the correct position and balance your muscles. Moreover, you could see increased range of motion and flexibility through therapeutic exercises.
Most importantly, we advise you to follow your treatment plan for the best results.
Frequently Asked Questions
At the very least, you would need to visit your chiropractor two or three times a week. That number of sessions should be enough for overall relief.
However, factors like your condition and the length of your symptoms could require more frequent trips to your chiropractor. You’ll undergo intensive care if your body feels extreme pain, with two to three sessions and several weekly visits per year.
The time you spend on chiropractic care for your whole body depends on several factors. First, you’ll need to consider the duration of your pain. For instance, addressing a chronic condition like fibromyalgia through chiropractic care requires more treatment sessions. That said, your recovery will take longer than expected.
You’ll also need to think about your reasons for a full body adjustment. You could get treatment for a while if you’re after pain relief. But without enough care, you could feel discomfort again.
Chiropractic care for your whole body is safe when it’s performed by a trained chiropractor. LifeClinic’s chiropractors have studied the different areas of chiropractic care and applied this knowledge to help patients restore human function. We always focus on giving you the best care for your pain.
Furthermore, full body chiropractic adjustments are non-invasive and natural treatments. These adjustments rarely come with complications like compressed spinal nerves.
Chiropractic care for the whole body offers several benefits. For one, adjusting your body could help soothe neck pain, joint pain, headaches, and other forms of body pain. Your energy and metabolism can increase with a total body adjustment, too.
Additionally, chiropractic care could enable better digestion and blood flow. A full body adjustment could help you become more flexible and active, as well.