Through a series of carefully measured and precisely delivered maneuvers, a chiropractor can help to restore mobility, reduce pain, and improve nerve function throughout your body. Chiropractic treatment brings your joints through their normal ranges of motion in order to reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, and improve your everyday functioning. However, you’ll only enjoy these benefits when you choose a licensed back doctor who has experience, training, and licensing. Fortunately, such a back doctor is available in Little Falls, MN.
Some people who claim to practice chiropractic treatment may have a little experience—but they haven’t been properly trained or graduated from a professional institution, and they may not have passed National Board Standards or received a license from the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners (MBCE). Unfortunately, visiting an unlicensed chiropractor could cause lasting damage to your back, your spine, and your nervous system. When you’re entrusting someone with something as important as your body and its capability to move, it’s essential to look for a licensed and trained back doctor who is qualified to perform adjustments on you.
How Should an Adjustment Feel?
The difference between an adjustment from a licensed chiropractor and an adjustment from someone who isn’t properly trained may not be easily discernible at first, but you’ll typically be able to feel the difference between the effects from each pretty quickly.
Proper chiropractic adjustments should be performed quickly and with extreme precision. Instead of moving the pained area around in a slow, uncomfortable way, the chiropractor will manually manipulate or use tools to move the joint through its normal range of motion. Though you may sometimes hear a “popping” or “cracking” sound during your adjustment, the treatment generally shouldn’t hurt—however, treatment may be uncomfortable for patients who have severe pain or inflammation in a particular area. A licensed chiropractor will carefully evaluate your needs before starting treatment so as to avoid severe pain.
Understanding Why Few Institutions Offer Chiropractic Credentials
Patients often wonder why so few institutions offer certification in chiropractic care. Though chiropractic treatment has become much more popular over the past several decades, delivering a comfortable chiropractic adjustment is truly an art and a science. Effective and pain-free chiropractic care requires years and years of practice and experience. With that in mind, few institutions are equipped to offer degrees and certifications to new chiropractors. The schools that do offer doctorate credentials in chiropractic treatment have rigorous standards and expect their students to be highly trained and able to pass their state and national board testing before they begin practicing on their own.
Chiropractic Care at Paradox Chiropractic
Dr. DeAnn Adams is licensed to offer chiropractic care in Minnesota and received her Doctorate of Chiropractic training from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1998. She is certified in a number of chiropractic treatment techniques and adjunctive therapies, including CranioSacral Therapy and Applied Kinesiology (AK).
At Paradox Chiropractic, Dr. D. offers four types of adjustment options for patients with varying needs, including manual adjustments, drop piece adjustments, pelvic blocking adjustments, and Integrator adjustments (you may refer to her other web pages or contact her office for more information on these). Dr. D. can recommend a particular treatment option for each patient that is designed to make him or her feel more comfortable and at ease during the procedure. Chiropractic adjustments are typically more relieving and alleviate pain more effectively when the patient is comfortable and calm during the procedure, so Dr. D. will always take time to make sure that you understand your treatment options thoroughly.