What is Gentle Chiropractic?

Here at MedPlus, we provide gentle chiropractic treatments. Gentle chiropractic involves light applications of pressure, and it is comfortable even for patients who have never experienced chiropractic treatment. Many patients notice results more quickly with gentle chiropractic than other, more forceful methods. Gentle adjustments are safer and the body stays relaxed during the entire treatment.

Unlike other more traditional chiropractic treatments, gentle chiropractic don’t require twisting the spine. Instead, your chiropractor will focus pressure on target vertebrae along the spine, successfully realigning the spine without much force.


Why Choose Gentle Chiropractic?

Some patients may not be able to tolerate the traditional chiropractic adjustment sometimes based on past experience. In some cases where prior injury has resulted in certain types of spinal instability or, in cases of severe osteoporosis, cervical manipulation may not be appropriate. Other conditions in which gentle chiropractic may be preferred over traditional methods include:

  • Some cases of recent or acute trauma

  • When spinal instability is suspect

  • Over tumor or metastasis (cancer)

  • Cauda equina-like syndrome (cervical cord compression)

  • Spinal infections (such as osteomyelitis)

  • Acute myelopathy

  • Acute, unstable fractures

  • Patients with sensitive nervous systems to keep the body from overreacting and causing reactive muscle spasms

  • Obesity making the positioning of the patient and the manipulation procedures challenging

Gentle chiropractic may also desirable if the patient cannot relax, or simply dislikes the cavitation/cracking feeling or sound.


What are the Benefits of Gentle Chiropractic?


Like traditional chiropractic work, gentle chiropractic adjustments can aid those who are suffering from pain. If you suffer from sciatica, back pain, neck pain, headaches, high blood pressure, neurological disorders, or other problems, gentle chiropractic treatment may help. Like all chiropractic work, gentle chiropractic adjustments are employed to improve your whole-body health. Over time, and with proper spinal alignment and posture, the body operates as it should. You may experience a better hormone balance, better mood, less pain, and better overall health.

If you’re further curious about the benefits and applications of chiropractic provided here at MedPlus Gentle Chiropractic & Acupuncture Clinic, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! Again, we provide chiropractic treatment for folks here in Dothan, Alabama.


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