What is Chiropractic in Brighton MA?

What is Chiropractic in Brighton MA?

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Chiropractic in Brighton MA can look different depending on the clinic you walk into. There are hundreds of techniques and approaches to chiropractic treatment. For someone new to chiropractic care, this can make it very confusing. So, instead of giving you some long drawn-out explanation, I figured I'd give you the simple version without diving too deep into techniques. Here we go.

Chiropractic Treatment in Brighton MA

Chiropractic is a treatment approach that utilizes joint manipulation to increase the mobility of restricted joints. The lack of mobility in a joint can cause pain symptoms and muscle tension to develop. Research has shown that chiropractic treatments can effectively reduce pain symptoms through joint manipulation. Links to research can be found here:

So, now you know what chiropractic care IS and that the treatment is focused on improving joint mobility. This can apply to spinal joints (back and neck) but it can also apply to joints throughout the arms, hands, legs, and feet.

What Chiropractic is NOT

Now, here is what chiropractic IS NOT. Chiropractic care is not putting bones back in place or aligning the spine. These are outdated terms that should be retired. Your bones are not out of place or out of alignment, they are simply restricted or limited in their mobility. If your bones were out of place, you should be in a hospital, not a chiropractor's office.

A chiropractic adjustment (joint manipulation) helps improve/restore the function and mobility of that individual joint. This, in turn, reduces the strain on the surrounding musculature and can help reduce tension.

To Sum it up...

So, let's summarize what we know about chiropractic care:

Chiropractic Care IS:

  • Improved joint mobility
  • Reducing joint restriction

Chiropractic Care IS NOT:

  • Aligning the spine
  • Putting bones back in place

I'm glad we got that cleared up. Now, let's get things moving again!

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9:00am - 1:00pm
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2:00pm - 6:00pm

7:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday & Sunday

Commonwealth Chiropractic

480 Washington St #201
Brighton, MA 02135

(617) 739-0046