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Chiropractic Adjustments

[Oak Ridge Tn Chiropractor Dr Ronald Winningham] Dr Ronald Winningham your Oak Ridge Tn Chiropractor knows that the prospect of seeing a chiropractor for the first time can cause some apprehensions, to say the least.  However, that is usually only due to unfamiliarity with the functions of a chiropractor and the techniques a chiropractor uses to treat patients.  Fortunately, chiropractic care is nothing to be scared of, and it could likely be just what you need to experience relief from your condition.  Spinal manipulation, also called chiropractic adjustment, is a mystery to people who have never been to a chiropractor.  But, being as how chiropractic adjustment is the cornerstone of chiropractic care, it is important that you understand what it means if you plan on seeing a chiropractor any time soon. The following is an article (source) about a children’s traveling entertainer named Anthony Field and his first experiences with a Chiropractic Treatments:

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Wiggling to Wellness With Chiropractic Care

Anthony Field of “The Wiggles,” credits chiropractic with allowing him to entertain children worldwide.

By Brenda Duran, Senior Associate Editor

For Anthony Field, also known as the “Blue Wiggle” of the most popular and successful children’s performing act out of Australia, “The Wiggles,” entertaining and teaching children is his passion.[/info]

Eight years ago, Anthony Field was smiling in front of the cameras and the crowds, but grimacing in pain backstage. “I was more of a wobble,” Field said. “I would go backstage during a show because my back was hurting so much, my knees also hurt and I had a bad neck. It was always the same, I would miss a couple of songs then go back on.”

In those days, Field, now 48, was also overweight and taking daily Valium and anti-inflammatory drugs for pain to get through the day. He said he was depressed and lost.

“I was eating poorly and I was slouching and not strengthening my core, and my back gave way and I got into a terrible cycle of pain. I didn’t know any better until chiropractors came into my life,” said Field.

Fortunately, Field has never had to return to this low point in his life, thanks to a friend’s tip about trying chiropractic.

“When I first starting seeing chiropractors, it was mainly to get me out of pain. I thought, I am just going to go and get myself out of pain … that’s what I thought it was all about,” Field said. “Later on, I realized they [chiropractors] can help rebuild you into the $6 million man. That’s what I feel like now.”

Field’s journey to transformation included not only regular weekly chiropractic adjustments, but also simple anti-gravity exercises such as using his own body weight for strength training and using his foot muscles more often by walking barefoot. Ever since then, Field has followed the protocol diligently, gaining overall strength in all areas of his life.

“All of the chiropractors I have met have really helped me and if you listen to them they have a real way of helping you unlock the secrets of helping your body heal itself by not relying on drugs to do it. It took me a couple of years to learn where they were coming from,” Field said.

As Field began his path to wellness, the results he was seeing prompted him to make chiropractic a family affair. Field’s wife, who had suffered from a foot problem and was once slated for surgery, avoided it after receiving chiropractic treatment recommended by her husband.

“When my children were born, I took my wife and my babies straight to the chiropractor. They had their heads and necks aligned and that’s how much we totally trust chiropractic,” Field said. “It’s been a good thing for our children and us.”

Field’s satisfaction with chiropractic also moved him to share it with the rest of The Wiggles cast: Sam Moran (Yellow Wiggle), Murray Cook (Red Wiggle) and Jeff Fatt (Purple Wiggle). He even introduced it to other cast members such as “Dorothy the Dinosaur” and “Wags the Dog,” cast members who have to wear costumes all day that weigh heavy on their necks and backs.

Field said that when the cast did a tour of Northern America for six weeks, at least three times a week they would call on chiropractors to come and help them with adjustments on spines, ankles and anything else that was out of alignment. On tour, the chiropractors advise the cast what shoes were best to perform in as well as other tips for injury prevention. The cast now has chiropractors they call upon all over the world in places like Chicago, Sydney, California, China, England and New Zealand.

“It was such a quick fix for us, it’s helped our whole cast heavily,” Field said. Original story here.

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Here are the basics of chiropractic adjustments:

What does chiropractic adjustment involve?  During a chiropractic adjustment, the chiropractor will manipulate the joints in your spine, forcing them through their natural range of motion, until they “fall” into their natural position, called “alignment.”  The release of pressure is the goal of spinal manipulation, and is what makes that popping sound once the goal is achieved.

What techniques are used during chiropractic adjustments?  Chiropractic adjustment involves a series of manual manipulations, most of which are used to apply pressure to areas around the spine where the vertebrae are out of place.  Different chiropractors use different methods to accomplish this.  Some use a soft, gentle touch, while others prefer using sporadic pressure and sudden movements to achieve the desired relocation.  Before you choose a chiropractor, it is imperative that you ask about the techniques that will be used during the adjustment and pick a practitioner whose treatment style matches your preferences.

How does chiropractic adjustment work?  Once the joints in the spinal column have been properly adjusted, the vertebral discs should be aligned in a way that provides for optimal space in between them.  There are large nerves in disc joints, and when the joints are cramped (often due to swelling and/or bulging or herniated discs), those nerves are compressed.  Compressed nerves become irritated and cannot communicate with the nervous system the way they need to, resulting in pain and discomfort.  By aligning the discs through chiropractic adjustment, the chiropractor lessons the pressure on the spinal cord nerves, in turn alleviating a variety of symptoms and health conditions.

Actually, there is a lot more to spinal adjustment than a few simple twists and turns of the back.  Chiropractic care is a specialized field that makes use of its very own Chiropractic techniques.  Chances are your health could benefit from these techniques in more ways than one. Dr Ronald Winningham is your Oak Ridge Tn Chiropractor and he has been practicing Chiropractic Adjustments on patients for the last 24 years. He invites you to visit his office for an evaluation to get to the root of your pain source and start chiropractic treatments made for your particular case.

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