The chiropractic adjustment is the art and science of chiropractic care. The doctor will examine the spine for areas that are not moving correctly. A correction will be performed to allow for movement of that spinal segment, decreasing inflammation and taking irritation off those joints and the nervous system. This allows for proper function and healing of the patient. The spine will now move like it was designed, and the nervous system can better send messages from the brain to the rest of the body. Chiropractic adjustments are safe for every age, from infants to the elderly, and are used to help patients heal better and to function at their highest health potential.
There are two main ways they doctor will adjust your spine – manually or with an instrument.
During a manual adjustment, the doctor uses his hands to apply a specific and precise pressure to stuck or misaligned joints to make them move.
Instrument adjusting was designed for patients who have had surgery, have osteoporosis, or are wary of a manual adjustment. For most instrument adjustments, the doctor will use a computerized tool that vibrates to gently correct the stuck and misaligned joints, back into their proper positions.