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Chiropractic care offers a non-invasive approach to relieve pain that focuses on the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine. Discover how Princeton Brain, Spine & Sports Medicine provides personalized treatments for various spine and joint disorders, helping you overcome injuries and pain without the need for surgery or medication.

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic care is based on the belief that proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, allows the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. Chiropractors believe that misalignments in the spine, known as subluxations, can interfere with the body’s ability to function properly and can lead to pain, discomfort, and other health problems.

The goal of chiropractic care is to improve the body’s overall health and well-being by restoring proper alignment and function to the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors believe that spinal manipulation and other chiropractic techniques can:

  • Restore joint mobility: Misalignments in the spine can restrict movement and cause pain. Chiropractic adjustments aim to restore proper joint mobility, allowing the body to move more freely and without pain.
  • Reduce inflammation: Misalignments in the spine can irritate the surrounding nerves and tissues, leading to inflammation and pain. By realigning the spine, chiropractic adjustments can reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.
  • Promote natural healing: Chiropractors believe that by restoring proper alignment to the spine, they can help the body’s natural healing processes. This can lead to faster recovery from injuries and illnesses.
  • Improve nervous system function: The spine houses the spinal cord, which is a crucial part of the nervous system. Misalignments in the spine can interfere with the function of the nervous system, leading to pain and other health problems. Chiropractic care aims to improve nervous system function by realigning the spine and reducing pressure on the nerves.

Conditions Treated with Chiropractic

Chiropractic treatment addresses a wide range of spine and joint disorders, including:

Types of Chiropractic Techniques

A variety of techniques can be used to manipulate the spine and other joints to improve alignment and function. Some common chiropractic techniques include:

  • Spinal manipulation: Also known as chiropractic adjustment, this technique involves applying a controlled force to a joint of the spine to restore proper alignment and function.
  • Flexion-distraction: This technique is used to treat herniated discs and involves a gentle, hands-on spinal manipulation that stretches and decompresses the spine.
  • Activator technique: This technique uses a small, handheld instrument called an Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver a gentle impulse force to the spine, restoring motion to the targeted area.
  • Drop table technique: This technique involves the use of a specialized table with sections that can be dropped down slightly while the chiropractor applies a quick thrust to the spine. This allows for a lighter adjustment without as much force.
  • Instrument-assisted manipulation: This technique uses a specialized instrument to apply force without thrusting into the spine.

Our chiropractors may also incorporate other treatments such as massage therapy, exercise, and nutritional counseling into a patient’s treatment plan to enhance the effects of chiropractic care.

Experience the Benefits of Chiropractic at PBSSM

Chiropractic care offers a comprehensive and effective approach to relieving pain and improving overall health. At Princeton Brain, Spine & Sports Medicine, our team of board-certified chiropractors are dedicated to building personalized treatment plans for patients and their unique spine and joint conditions. If you are struggling with pain or discomfort, contact us to learn more about how chiropractic care can help you achieve optimal health and wellness.

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