Chiropractic Adjustment

Today's Chiropractic Clinic

If you regularly experience neck, back, or joint pain, consider a chiropractic adjustment. This quick, outpatient procedure can relieve pain, correct your body’s alignment, and improve your quality of life. At Today’s Chiropractic Clinic, experienced chiropractor Charles Laycock, DC, offers chiropractic adjustments to people of all ages. To make an appointment for yourself or your child at the practice in Des Moines, Washington, call the office or use the online booking feature today.

Chiropractic Adjustment Q&A

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is an outpatient procedure that involves Dr. Laycock using his hands or specialized instruments to manipulate joints throughout your body. It’s a safe, effective, and noninvasive way to improve your musculoskeletal alignment and overall function.

What conditions can benefit from a chiropractic adjustment?

At Today’s Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Laycock uses chiropractic adjustments to treat various conditions, including:

  • Low back pain
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated discs
  • Whiplash
  • Overuse injuries
  • Sports injuries

You might also benefit from a chiropractic adjustment if you have an underlying medical condition that causes chronic pain, like fibromyalgia or osteoporosis.

Who can benefit from a chiropractic adjustment?

At Today’s Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Laycock provides chiropractic adjustments to people of all ages. The treatment is safe, effective, and completely noninvasive, so there’s no risk of complications or the need for a lengthy recovery period. 

Before conducting a chiropractic adjustment, Dr. Laycock reviews your health history, asks about your symptoms, and conducts a physical. He also orders a series of X-rays to determine if you have any underlying medical conditions and help guide treatment. 

What does a chiropractic adjustment involve?

At Today’s Chiropractic Clinic, a chiropractic adjustment takes 30-45 minutes.

Following a comprehensive exam and a review of your medical history, Dr. Laycock has you lie face down on a chiropractic table. Then, he uses his hands or a small instrument to apply quick, targeted force to one (or several) joints. The applied force encourages proper alignment and mobility.

Often, a single chiropractic adjustment isn’t enough to ease your symptoms. Dr. Laycock might recommend a series of complementary treatments as well, including:

  • Advice on nutrition and exercise
  • Icing or heat therapy
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Stress management techniques

Ultimately, the goal of a chiropractic adjustment is to restore your body to balance and encourage whole-body health. To ensure you experience the benefits, Dr. Laycock might recommend a series of adjustments several days or weeks apart. 

Is a chiropractic adjustment safe?

Chiropractic adjustments are safe and usually well-tolerated. Following your appointment, you might experience some increased sensitivity or muscle stiffness, but these symptoms should subside within a day or two. 

To see if you can benefit from a chiropractic adjustment, make an appointment at Today’s Chiropractic Clinic by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.

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