Chiropractors are commonly known as physicians of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. We often deal with back pain, neck pain, joint pain, sciatica, arthritis, and different kinds of sports-related injuries.
Our everyday lifestyle these days is very demanding. Most people have jobs that require sitting for long periods of time which negatively affect our posture. We also live in Florida which means that whenever we are not working we are trying to get outside to enjoy the great weather and keeping active by biking, running, surfing, golfing, walking, paddle boarding, and playing tennis. All of these things mentioned above can put stress on the body. This extra stress causes the spine to sometimes shift or move out of it correct position. When this occurs, we call them misalignments. If not properly taken care of these misalignments can interrupt proper nerve functioning and will often lead to pain symptoms at some point. These misalignments can occur anywhere from the neck to midback to lower back to the extremities.
Here at Harbourside Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, Dr. Brogna uses a procedure called a “spinal manipulation” to correct these misalignments. The manipulation restores joint mobility by applying a force into the joints that have become “stuck” or “restricted.” This force restores their proper movement and allows healing to occur. Often times these misalignments occur due to a number of different circumstances. It can be an injury, stress, or even poor posture. This misalignment can start with a specific activity like lifting something too heavy to repetitive stresses such as sitting in an awkward position with poor posture for an extended period of time. The injured joint/tissue/muscle undergoes changes when injured including inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the person suffering. Manipulation of the affected joint and tissue restore mobility which alleviates pain and muscle tightness allowing the joint/tissue/muscle to then heal.
At Harbourside Chiropractic and Rehabilitation chiropractic care is often combined with physical therapy and massage therapy techniques to help relieve the musculoskeletal complaint as quickly and easily as possible with the minimum amount of discomfort for the patient.