Are adjustments safe?
Yes. A New Zealand government study concluded that chiropractic adjustments are “remarkably safe”. Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever is about 100 times more risky. Dr. Berglund has performed adjustments on infants only hours old, as well as very elderly patients with bad osteoporosis and debilitating (wheel chair bound) arthritis, and many other patients in between.
What do adjustments feel like?
After the brief thrust, many patients report a sense of well-being or a feeling of calmness. Others feel improved mobililty. Inflammation or muscle spasms may delay these positive side effects. Chiropractic doctors excel at making adjustments comfortable and effective. Dr. Berglund will utilize many different techniques (depending on the patient) throughout the course of his day. Some patients require very light adjustment pressure while others require more.
Will adjustments make my spine too loose?
No. Only the spinal joints that are “locked up” receive adjustments. This allows weakened muscles and ligaments to stabilize and heal.
What makes the sound?
Lubricating fluids separate the bones of each spinal joint. Some adjusting methods can produce a sound when the gas and fluids in the joint shift. It’s like opening a soda can or removing a suction cup. The sound is interesting, but it isn’t a guide to the quality or value of an adjustment.
Can I adjust myself?
No. Some patients can make their joints “pop”, but that’s not an adjustment! Even Dr. Berglund must consult another chiropractor to benefit from chiropractic care.
What about physical therapy?
Dr. Berglund offers ultrasound and interferential therapies, as well as help with different stretches and exercises in order to aid in recovery and speed healing time for various injuries.
Dr. Berglund also does custom fit orthotics for his patients.