At Astra Performance Health we treat patients of all ages at our Leawood chiropractic office. We offer chiropractic treatment to pediatric and adult patients according to your symptoms, lifestyle, and health goals in order to help you live pain-free. Increasing mobility and flexibility through regular treatment helps to prevent injuries and reduces pain, supporting your active lifestyle.
We treat a variety of conditions on a daily basis to help our Leawood chiropractic patients. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a less-common condition or concern. It is our goal to treat all our patients with a customized care plan, tailoring our techniques to be most effective and most comfortable for each individual.
What is joint manipulation?
One of the most common and well known therapeutic procedures performed by doctors of chiropractic is spinal manipulation (sometimes referred to as a “chiropractic adjustment”). The purpose of spinal manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for an individual. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, allowing tissues to heal.
What to expect from a chiropractic adjustment?
Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours. Compared to other common treatments for pain, such as over-the-counter and prescription pain medications, chiropractic’s conservative approach offers a safe and effective option.
To learn more, visit the American Chiropractic Association.
Ready to schedule an adjustment?
Astra Performance Health is currently currently accepting new patients at our Leawood chiropractic office. We have relieved pain and improved athletic performance for patients across the Kansas City metro area. To learn more and schedule your first appointment, contact us online or call us at (913) 345-4840.