Adjustments and Manipulation

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From pain relief to general health and wellness, Dr. Daniel Atwell at Atwell Family Chiropractic in Harrisonburg, VA, offers chiropractic adjustments and more to help.

5 Symptoms and Conditions Chiropractic Adjustments Treat

Adjustments are the core of chiropractic care. They are utilized to restore and maintain proper alignment in the skeletal system, which naturally provides relief and healing for a variety of issues. Dr. Atwell at Atwell Family Chiropractic in Harrisonburg, VA, shares just a few of these issues below.

Neck and Back Pain

If you’re living with neck or back pain, it’s your body’s way of telling you something isn’t quite right. Often, this is something like misalignment, tension, disc problems, or nerve compression. Adjustments restore proper alignment to the neck and back, addressing the root of your pain.


Auto accidents, sports accidents, work-related incidents, and even slips and falls at home typically lead to injuries in the musculoskeletal system. One common injury is whiplash, which occurs when the neck extends beyond its normal range of motion and develops tiny tears. Other injuries include everything from dislocations to soft tissue injuries.

No matter the injury or how it was sustained, chiropractors provide adjustments in conjunction with other methods to restore proper alignment, achieve natural recovery from soft tissue injuries, and restore range of motion. Through such a combination, you can get back to your life faster and often better than you were before the accident.


Sciatica is the name given to a set of symptoms that occur in response to the sciatic nerve becoming compressed or damaged. This typically happens when a disc protrudes or spills out onto the nerve due to a misalignment. It creates pain, tingling, numbness, and more all the way from the lower back to the feet.

Adjustments restore proper alignment to the spine, which takes pressure off the discs and nerves. In cases such as sciatica, adjustments are often combined with spinal decompression and soft tissue techniques for optimal healing and relief.


Like neck and back pain, headaches often stem from tension, disc issues, compressed nerves, and misalignment somewhere along the spine. Adjustments correct these issues, naturally reducing or eliminating headaches.

General Health

When you have tension, misalignment, compression, and other issues in the musculoskeletal system, it can obstruct blood, oxygen, and nutrients from circulating properly through the body. As the body relies on these things to stay healthy and function well, it’s important that these obstructions be removed – something that chiropractic care excels at.

Learn more about the various ways chiropractic adjustments can help you by visiting Dr. Atwell at Atwell Family Chiropractic in Harrisonburg, VA. Call (540) 442-8294 to schedule your appointment today.

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