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Our Chiropractic office in North Mankato is available for chiropractic adjustments. 

Chiropractic adjustments often require several appointments, depending on the condition and severity of symptoms. The first appointment focuses on consultation and an initial exam, in which Dr. Parrish Skrien explores the potential causes of your symptoms and determines if chiropractic care is right for you.

During Your Consultation with Dr. Parrish

During the consultation, Dr. Skrien may recommend x-rays that reveal the internal structure and alignment of your spine. X-rays can also help Dr. Skrien look for underlying disorders and diseases of the spine, such as spinal deterioration, disc disorders, arthritis of the spine, spinal curvature, bone spurs, and other conditions that respond to chiropractic care. Dr. Skrien will also take the time to listen to your complaints and do a detailed exam to find out the cause of your symptoms. This will include SEMG scans and a Thermo Scan to help him see how your nervous system is being effected.  

Depending on what Dr. Skrien finds during the consultation and examination, your next appointment may include chiropractic adjustments, also known as chiropractic manipulation, spinal manipulation, or “an adjustment.” A chiropractic adjustment is a common therapeutic treatment for lower back pain.

The bones of your spine, known as vertebrae, sit on top of each other somewhat like a deck of cards. Flexible joints between the vertebrae help you bend, twist, and move in a variety of ways. Nerves extend from your spinal cord through tiny holes in the vertebrae; these nerves help control sensation, movement, and motor coordination in your arms, legs, and throughout your body.

The Objective of Chiropractic Adjustments 

The objective of chiropractic adjustments is to reduce the subluxation, which is a condition in which the vertebrae move out of position, leading to misalignment of the spine. Misalignment can cause pressure on the nerve exiting the spinal cord, which can cause pain, numbness, and other symptoms in your arms, legs, and other areas away from the spine. A subluxation can cause pain, tenderness, inflammation, and even decrease the mobility of your spine.

Dr. Skrien can alleviate symptoms, such as pain and numbness, in your neck, upper back, lower back, areas near the spine, hips, and even all the way down to your knees and ankles.

To perform the treatment, Dr. Skrien uses the Gonstead System of Chiropractic care to adjust the bones of the spine, known as vertebrae. This technique involve the use of their hands to apply a sudden, controlled thrust to a spinal joint.

In some cases, one chiropractic adjustment is enough to correct a problem and resolve mild symptoms. Those experiencing severe symptoms associated with subluxations or chronic problems, such as arthritis, may need ongoing care that involves return appointments with Dr. Skrien. 

Effective chiropractic adjustments require an accurate evaluation and prompt care using safe, effective chiropractic techniques. 

For more information about chiropractic adjustment contact Skrien Chiropractic Clinic P. A. at 507-344-8300.

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