What is an adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is the use of a specific force in a precise direction that helps normalize spinal function. As every chiropractic adjustment is tailored to each client, each day, millions of delighted clients choose chiropractic over drugs or surgery. These people have seen chiropractic care as more of a common sense approach to better health!
Why are adjustments needed?
When the 24 bones that protect the spinal cord lose their normal position or motion, delicate nerve tissue can become choked or irritated. If a thorough examination reveals malfunctioning areas of the spine, chiropractic adjustments are recommended to help correct this condition.
A chiropractic adjustment is the use of a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is fixated, “locked up”, or not moving properly. Adjustments help return the bones to a more normal position or motion, relieving pain and ill health. Adjustments help normalize spinal function and avoid bone and soft tissue degeneration. When nervous system function improves in this way, the body can begin the natural health process.
There are hundreds of ways to adjust the spine. Usually the doctor’s hands or a specially designed instrument delivers a brief and highly accurate thrust. After years of training, each doctor has selected a variety of methods and become skilled in their delivery. Regardless of the technique used, each chiropractic adjustment is tailored to the client’s age, size, and unique spinal problem.