Spinal joints that are “locked up,” fixated or not moving right can affect your health by “chocking” or irritating nearby nerve tissue. Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these areas. This helps restore nervous system integrity and can improve the healing process.
There are many ways to adjust the spine.
Sometimes the doctor’s hands deliver a quick, highly accurate thrust. Or an instrument directs a repeatable force to a fixated spinal joint.
Other times a slow, constant pressure is used. Some chiropractic doctors use special tables with moving sections. Several areas of the spine may be adjusted or just one
The key is to use the precise amount of energy. At the exact spot. In the right direction. At just the right time, to get spinal joints moving again. Chiropractic is truly an art. Your chiropractic doctor has become a master at one or more adjusting techniques.
Just about anyone from newborns to senior citizens can be adjusted, and sometimes even failed back surgery patients can benefit from adjustment. Naturally, your doctor tailors your chiropractic care to your size, age and unique health problem.
With the intent of reducing nervous system irritation, chiropractic adjustments are specific. Targeted. Focused. And more precise then spinal “manipulations” or “mobilizations.” It is this precision, combined with the purpose of reducing nervous system irritation, which has helped so many people.