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Chiropractic Care at Hayes Chiropractic Center

Whether you suffer from acute neck pain, chronic back pain, a nagging sports injury or poor overall health, you may have been told that you should look into chiropractic care as a safe, conservative healing modality.But how does chiropractic treatment work, and how can it boost your everyday wellness, comfort and function? Let's take a look at this time-tested,highly-popular form of care as practiced here at our San Diego chiropractic clinic.

How Chiropractic Adjustments Work

Chiropractic care centers on a form of manipulation called an adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments are precise transfers of small amounts of force to a joint whose components are out of balance, a problem known as subluxation. Subluxation in joints not only makes joint function painful and difficult; it can also cause alignment problems that may affect other parts of the body, leading to everything from muscle strain to nerves impingement.Pressure on nerves can even impair your body's systemic functions, making you more prone to a variety of diseases and disorders. Chiropractic adjustments aim to relieve these issues by normalizing joint position.

Chiropractic adjustment was first used in 1895 by D.D. Palmer,who relieved a hearing problem by performing an adjustment to the cervical spine. The traditional manual form of adjustment, which conveys high-velocity,low-amplitude force to the joint, is still widely used today as the Diversified Technique. But instrument-based methods and other advanced techniques have also become available. For example, our San Diego chiropractor, Dr. Hayes, offers the Bio Cranial System, a technique for adjusting misaligned cranial bones to improve neurological and musculoskeletal function.

What to Expect From Chiropractic Treatment

You may be surprised by the sheer variety of conditions that can be resolved or managed through chiropractic care, thanks to its ability to improve so many different physical functions. You may find it effective against everything from acute injury pain and chronic pain disorders to recurring muscle strains, bulging or herniated discs (and the many problems they can cause), complex pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia, and degenerative joint disorders that typically cause pain and stiffness.

Your first chiropractic appointment will typically include a consultation and a detailed musculoskeletal evaluation, including X-rays if the situation calls for them. If you're in serious pain, we can perform your first adjustment session at that time. You may also receive a personalized holistic care program that includes chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy,corrective exercises and/or lifestyle recommendations. You can even schedule periodic wellness adjustments just to make sure your spinal alignment and nervous system are always in top condition.

Talk to Our San Diego Chiropractor

Now that you have a clearer idea about what a versatile and powerful role chiropractic care can play in your life, it's time to experience this remarkable health and wellness option first-hand. Call Hayes Chiropractic Center at (858) 750-2427 to schedule an initial appointment with our San Diego chiropractor. Your body will be glad you did!