Chiropractic Adjustments and Their Benefits
A chiropractic adjustment is a technique performed by a chiropractor, who uses his hands or smaller instruments to apply a sudden and controlled force to a spinal joint. The purpose of this procedure is to improve spinal motion, the body's physical function, and spinal health. Currently, almost 35% of Americans go to chiropractors regularly to receive this type of treatment.
Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments
Here at Cutitta Chiropractic, serving the needs of residents in Millvale, Etna, and Pittsburgh, PA, we want you to know the top benefits of having a chiropractic adjustment.
Natural Pain Relief: Besides spinal health, chiropractors also use adjustments to help people to get rid of different types of pain in the body naturally. They help with the back, knee, shoulder, ankle, and other types of pain. In fact, chiropractic adjustments are the most common non-surgical and non-invasive treatment of back pain.
Completely Drug-free Treatment: It is not always necessary to ingest chemicals and harsh medicaments to relieve pain. Chiropractic adjustments are an effective and safe alternative to traditional pharmaceutical treatment.
Focus on Causes Rather Than Symptoms: The purpose of chiropractic adjustments is not just to relieve the pain, but also to heal the spinal and nervous system. Chiropractors focus on the source of the discomfort rather than the pain itself. As a result, this type of treatment helps to achieve long-lasting positive results and make your pain a thing of the past.
Mental Health Improvement: Adjustments are about wellness in general, which includes both physical and mental health. By adjusting the spine and removing the tension in the nervous system, messages to the brain start flowing better. As a result, after the treatment, patients experience an elevated mood and feel more relaxed. Therefore, they are recommended to people with a high-stress level in their lives.
Stronger Immune System: It is not a secret that we all need a strong immune system to fight off illnesses and infections. A well-functioning nervous system is the key to strong immunity and healthy life. A misalignment in your spine can have a negative impact on the nervous system and prevent it from functioning properly. As a result, your immune system is also affected. Getting regular spinal adjustments helps to prevent spinal misalignments and boost both your nervous and immune systems.
Dr. Cutitta & Dr. Wrye Are Chiropractors You Can Trust
Our doctors of chiropractic, Dr. Michael Cutitta and Dr. Cacie Wrye, from Cutitta Chiropractic specialize in chiropractic care. Our chiropractors’ purpose is to provide their patients from Pittsburgh, Millvale, and Etna with the highest quality chiropractic care and to help their patients achieve their personal health goals. Cutitta Chiropractic treats various conditions, and we find an individual approach for every patient. If you live in Pittsburgh, Millvale, or Etna, PA, and suffer from any type of pain, do not hesitate to call one of our Pittsburgh, PA offices at (412) 235-7103 in Greenfield or (412) 325-4100 in Lawrenceville.
Chiropractic Care from Dr. Cutitta & Dr. Wrye
How much do you know about chiropractic care? Perhaps you've heard of someone getting their back or neck adjusted following an accident, or maybe your athletic neighbor sees a chiropractor to correct the occasional sports injury. The truth, however, is that this healing modality can provide an amazingly wide range of benefits for conditions you might never have even thought about. Here at Cutitta Chiropractic, Dr. Micheal Cutitta and Dr. Cacie Wrye are proud to serve as your trusted source of chiropractic care in Pittsburgh, Millvale, and Etna, PA.
What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a set of methods for manipulating joint components to restore proper comfort and function. To understand how this effect is achieved, you must first understand the concept of subluxation. A subluxation is a misalignment between joint structures that is too small to be considered a dislocation, but significant enough to cause problems nonetheless. When joints lose their alignment, entire parts of your body can become unbalanced, most notably the vertebrae and vertebral discs of the spine. A spinal misalignment may grow over time due to a degenerative condition or many years of poor posture. It can also occur all of a sudden, the result of a traumatic impact that pushes joints out of position.
Chiropractic care seeks to restore that lost balance. Precise, targeted manipulation of the joints can bring them back into alignment. This form of care is completely non-invasive, potentially sparing you the need to undergo corrective surgery. It also relieves pain without the need for drugs, eliminating any worries about dangerous interactions with other medicines or the potential side effects of prescription drugs.
A Natural Tool for Pain Relief, Disease Treatment, and Preventative Wellness
Chiropractic care can play a vital role in a holistic healing, rehabilitation, or pain management program. We find that it works well alongside massage therapy, physiotherapy, corrective exercises, lifestyle changes, and other helpful, all-natural treatment modalities. Your chiropractor at our clinic can use it to help you with such diverse issues as:
● Chronic joint conditions such as osteoarthritis.
● Bulging or herniated discs that cause neck, back, or extremity symptoms.
● Nerve impingement, a source of everything from pain and numbness to impaired systemic health.
● Musculoskeletal pain problems such as tendinitis, tension headaches, and chronic muscular strain.
Looking for Better Health in the Pittsburgh, PA area? Give Our Treatments a Try
Now that see the range of benefits offered by chiropractic care, it's time you found your chiropractic answers in Pittsburgh, Millvale, or Etna, PA. Call either of our offices today to find out how we can help you!
Benefits of Chiropractic Massage Therapy
Everything in your body is connected. Your muscles and your bones work in unison with one another, so if there is an issue with one bone or muscle, it can cause problems throughout the rest of your body. That is why here at Cutitta Chiropractic in Lawrenceville and Greenfield, we use massage therapy to reduce pain and bring balance to the body. Massage therapy alleviates muscle pain and stiffness, promotes blood flow, and eliminates cramps and spasms. Massage therapy also helps those with chronic illnesses, injuries, training for sports, and overall wellness.
How We Can Help
A chiropractic massage can be beneficial for adults and even children. It improves circulation in the veins and arteries and often lowers blood pressure. It relieves pain, stress, and strengthens the immune system. Our team will recommend the right massage therapy for your condition. There are different types of massage therapy treatments that are used depending on the patient’s condition.
Types of Massage Therapy
● Swedish Massage.● Deep Tissue Massage.● Sports Massage.● Trigger Point Therapy.● Neural Reset Therapy (NRT).● Prenatal Massage.● Myofascial Release.● Reflexology
Swedish massage is a popular massage used to relax muscles and promote blood flow. It's a common and popular medium-pressure massage intended to relax the entire body and relieve any lingering tension. It reduces joint and muscle stiffness and helps those recovering from pain to heal more quickly. Swedish massage is often used with patients that suffer from arthritis and joint pain, or for athletes recovering from sports injuries. This is one of the most popular therapies used at our chiropractic offices.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is used to heal injuries from accidents, chronic pain, limited mobility, accidents, muscle strain, carpal tunnel, and chronic illnesses. It focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue by using slow, deep pressure. A good technique for stiff and sore necks shoulders, upper and lower backs, leg muscle tightness and aching, and general full-body tension.
Our team will apply heat or ice packs to relieve the pain after a massage. Often, deep tissue massage is combined with exercise therapy that can be done at home to increase movement and reduce pain. This massage therapy is used to manage pain and increase mobility in more serious chronic illnesses and injuries.
A massage technique designed to be specific towards sports players and those with a highly active lifestyle, intended to prevent injuries, recover from intense workouts, and to prepare and optimize the body for future physical activity. The technique employs using varying gentle pressures, light stroking, percussive strokes, and cupping of the hands to loosen stiff muscles and release lactic acid buildup, alleviate pulls and strains, and relieve swelling. Our chiropractors can design special exercises to help patients strengthen their arms, legs, back, and muscles.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a form of massage therapy used by our chiropractors to treat muscle tension, mobility, and pain. Our doctors will rub or massage trigger points that cause pain in the body. This treatment is used to help align the spine and soothe pain in the body.
Neural Reset Therapy (NRT)
With this massage, the therapist is able to release all of the trigger points/bands/nodules in your sore muscles without touching the affected muscles; it's not your typical method of massage that involves pressure on the muscles.
This specific technique is mainly employed to trigger muscle spasms, tension headaches, neck, back, and hip pain, TMJ, rotator cuff pain, tennis and golf elbow, and carpal tunnel by stimulating specialized nerve bundles (mechanoreceptors).
A gentle, non-invasive massage technique that focuses on the needs of an expectant mother. Designed to enhance the function of muscles and joints, improve circulation, and relieve mental and physical fatigue by lulling the body into a relaxed state, better prepared for labor and easing the many discomforts of pregnancy.
The best massage technique for migraines, myofascial release massage utilizes a firmer pressure than deep tissue massage and incorporates breathing techniques and active stretching to realign the body's posture and release tension increasing movement of the muscles and joints.
A system of massage used to relieve tension and pain by focusing on reflex points in the hands, feet, and head to encourage blood flow, and not only quell the sensation of pain, but relieve the source of pain as well.
Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Pregnancy is often described by many women as a magical time. You are bringing new life into the world and you realize that your own life is about to change forever. Beyond these emotions, though, the truth is that the body is experiencing things too. In fact, pregnancy is one of the most physically transformative experiences a human being can have. In order to make sure these transformations are positive, it is vital that you tend to the physical body during this time. At Cutitta Chiropractic, serving Lawrenceville, PA, we are here to help you tend to your pregnancy needs. Keep reading to learn more.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe during Pregnancy?
Chiropractic care has been proven perfectly safe during pregnancy, granted you are being treated by a professional trained in prenatal chiropractic. In fact, using chiropractic care can actually help you have a safer pregnancy. Many of the injuries which women sustain during pregnancy are a result of stretching ligaments, weak joints, and lower back pain. Chiropractic care can help strengthen these so that your body can better support your pregnancy.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help?
Many things are happening to your body all at once during pregnancy. In order for your body to grow and transform to accommodate your baby, your body will produce ligament and joint loosening hormones. These hormones make your body a more welcoming place for your growing baby, but they can make you feel like you have lost your center of gravity and in general create a feeling of clumsiness. This is why pregnant women are prone to falls. This can also cause issues for your spine.
Chiropractic care can assist your body by bringing it back into alignment on a regular basis. Having a spinal adjustment will reduce joint pain, help with balance, and reduce tension on other muscles. Some women also report that chiropractic care during pregnancy helps with morning sickness.
Before You Go
Before beginning prenatal chiropractic care, make sure you find a provider who is trained in treating pregnant women. These practitioners will have special tables available to accommodate your body.
It is also important that you feel comfortable with the chiropractor. Many women become very self-protective during pregnancy. It is a good idea to schedule a consultation first so that you can know that this provider is a good fit for you.
To learn more about prenatal chiropractic care, contact our office at Cutitta Chiropractic, serving Lawrenceville, PA. Our number is (412) 325-4100.