Various factors can contribute to abnormal or restricted joint motion. Acute trauma, such as whiplash, or prolonged or repetitive abnormal stress, such as from poor posture or habits, stress the ligaments and muscles surrounding the joint.
Joint motion restrictions cause friction and increased stress on the normal joint function. This increased friction may cause inflammation, pain or just wear and tear of the joints.
Once a restricted joint has been located, a very specific force is exerted into the joint axis in order to restore the proper joint motion. This force or thrust is called a joint manipulation or adjustment. The thrust stimulates mechanoreceptors in the joint and produces a reflexive relief of pain and reduction in muscle spasm.
It is very important to restore joint function if you are experiencing pain and/or disability as a result of these joint restrictions, particularly if you have been experiencing repeated episodes of pain or disability. Repeated episodes often lead to chronic problems which affect the surrounding structures: joint capsules, ligaments, muscles, nerves, etc.
Chiroqueen offers musculoskeletal management options for everyone in the family including men, teens, kids and women.