Adjustments and Manipulation
What is an adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment, also known manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is a primary chiropractic treatment method for many spinal issues.
Most Americans have vertebrae in their spine that have become misaligned simply from day to day activity like poor posture, incorrect sleeping positions or stress. Other times, more extreme trauma like falls or auto accidents may cause this to happen as well. By manually manipulating the spine, our chiropractors can help relieve pressure on joints that reduces inflammation and improves nerve function. This can now be used to treat many conditions other than obvious spinal pain such as allergies, digestive concerns, anxiety, and headaches.
How does it work?
Your chiropractor will use their hands, or sometimes, an instrument, to specifically adjust the misaligned vertebrae or joint back into its proper place.
When vertebrae shift out of place, there is an overall systemic response from the muscular system (tight and painful muscles) to the central nervous system (pinching of a nerve). Chiropractic care can be very helpful in restoring this natural, and much needed, flow of energy throughout our body so that our nerves, immune system, and minds can work at their very best.