One of the primary techniques used by Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) is the "spinal adjustment," which is also known as a "chiropractic adjustment." In fact, chiropractors are renowned for performing spinal adjustments. The word "adjustment" refers to the physical adjustment of the spinal vertebrae. The goal of such spinal adjustments is to reduce vertebral subluxation and return the spine to a more natural state of health. The word subluxation is derived from the Latin words sub (less than or slight) and luxate (to dislocate or be misaligned). Accordingly, vertebral subluxation means to have a slight dislocation or misalignment of the spinal vertebrae.
Depending on your condition, you’ll seldom feel discomfort from your spinal adjustment. In fact, many patients have reported a sense of relief after a chiropractic adjustment, which we see as a positive improvement to their symptoms shortly after care. If discomfort arises after a chiropractic adjustment, the pressure will typically dissipate within a few days. Optimal results are reliant on a patient's condition and the number of adjustments received over multiple chiropractic visits. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, your care plan may also include massage and functional restoration exercises, although this depends on availability in our Napa office.
If your pain has a musculoskeletal origin, Dr. Kristen Giles, DC has the expertise to identify the root cause of your discomfort and treat it through a series of chiropractic adjustments to help you find pain relief. At Giles Chiropractic in Napa, our mission is to find the cause of your pain and focus on a hands-on approach to provide pain relief for most spinal subluxation conditions.
At Giles Chiropractic in Napa, our thorough and efficient chiropractic treatment includes a personalized health plan. Although every human body shares certain similarities, none are identical, and everyone will experience different levels of pain relief. Therefore, our top priority at Giles Chiropractic in Napa is to help our patients experience pain relief through utilizing a chiropractic care plan that fits their lifestyle and level of pain.
Tension and stress within the body can turn into pain. In many cases, certain amounts of tension are caused by auto accidents or other types of major trauma. Additionally, another common cause of pain is repetitive (minor) trauma, which is caused by computer work and other repetitive motions.
Chiropractic care is designed to target pain and allow the body to heal through accurate adjustments to the central nervous system. At Giles Chiropractic in Napa, we can identify spinal misalignments, the source of your pain, and address it through a series of treatments with one goal in mind: pain relief.
When stress is held in the body, it causes tension and tension creates pain. Many are surprised to learn that this level of tension in the muscles and other areas of the musculoskeletal system are a cause that push the vertebrae out of alignment. Chiropractors have seen that repeated instances of the same body position or pain causing action can cause the muscles to exhibit muscle memory and continue emitting pain even while the person has ceased these actions. Dr. Kristen Giles, DC's job at Giles Chiropractic in Napa is to help your body "unlearn" these types of stress and tension patterns that have caused your pain.
Think of a subluxation as a flickering light. When a wire that is powering a light is running smoothly, the light is bright. If the wire is bent or contorted, the light may flicker or stop working because the electrical current is not reaching its destination completely. This is exactly what happens when the nerves in the body are blocked or contorted. Just as the light flickers from the impinged wire, pain is likely to be experienced when the nerves are blocked and not transmitting signals completely.
Our natural approach to spinal adjustments offers a focused treatment plan for each patient. Depending on your condition, our treatments have the potential of helping you stay away from surgery and medications.
At Giles Chiropractic in Napa, our safe methods provide many benefits aimed at increasing physical and emotional well-being. When you feel better, you think clearer because your pain is no longer a distraction. A vertebral subluxation complex (subluxation) is when the vertebrae are out of alignment. Back pain or neck pain may result from subluxations.
Your spine is composed of vertebrae that are connected to nerves, blood vessels, and muscles. When vertebrae are out of place, the structures connected to the nerves, or in close proximity, are also affected. These areas are often adversely affected, which cause pain in unusual areas and create a snowball effect that may travel throughout the entire body.
The spine houses the body's nerves. When trauma occurs, either from daily stress or an accident, the result may lead to nerve flow impingement. An impinged nerve could be blocking the function of the organs, which can cause several other health conditions including pain.
If you are experiencing a problem with your internal systems, it could be related to your vertebrae being misaligned. The nervous system controls basic bodily functions including digestion and respiration. It also governs higher cognitive functions like memory and intelligence. Your nerves need to physically flow throughout your entire body without interference for your body to function properly.
Blocked or damaged nerves can cause long-term health issues. If you've suffered from major trauma or from repetitive stress, treatment is available at Giles Chiropractic in Napa. We may be able to help give your nerves the best chance at returning to a healthy state and function freely like they were meant to.
At Giles Chiropractic in Napa, our chiropractors offer intelligent and immediate assistance for bodily issues. Our treatment includes a thorough examination, a physical assessment, and x-rays if necessary. A good chiropractor will understand the underlying condition, treat the condition at the root, and educate patients so they also understand what could be causing the pain. When nerves are functioning properly, the organs and muscles in the body are getting what they need.
Subluxation has often been referred to as a silent threat. Many times, subluxations are unnoticeable but that does not mean they are not capable of causing damage to the body. At Giles Chiropractic in Napa, we can identify subluxations—whether they are causing pain or not—and treat them to encourage a healthier body and energy transmissions.
Most of our patients at Giles Chiropractic in Napa feel immediate relief after an adjustment. Due to the body holding tension in certain ways, it may guard itself from minor and major adjustments because that's how it has adapted to its misalignments.
In fact, this guarding mechanism may create a build-up of fibrous tissue around the subluxation, and these impacts are experienced every day. However, when this fibrous tissue is relieved by a skilled chiropractor who understands the underlying cause of the issue, minor discomfort may be experienced because the body is transitioning back to normal. This is why we schedule a series of chiropractic adjustments to retrain the body and create an environment for optimal healing.
Properly functioning blood vessels, nerves, and the lymphatic system have the potential of increasing circulation in the body. When these areas of the body are functioning properly, they provide the body with what it needs to thrive. The chiropractic adjustment creates a positive and powerful ripple effect throughout the entire body, and depending on your condition, you may experience increased health and vitality as a result.
If you are ready to feel better today, call Giles Chiropractic in Napa at (707) 251-9363 to schedule an appointment for a chiropractic adjustment today. Dr. Kristen Giles, DC is here to help you live your life in its best quality.