Adjustments and Manipulation
A chiropractic adjustment, also known manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is a primary chiropractic treatment method for many spinal issues.
The objective of this adjustment is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for any number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma, such as a car accident. Spinal manipulation helps to relieve pressure on joints, reduces inflammation, and improves nerve function. Today, spinal manipulation is even used to treat many conditions other than spinal, such as allergies, indigestion and headaches.
How Does Spinal Adjustment Work?
An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebra back into 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). Without proper alignment and flow, our nerves, our immune system, and our minds cannot function at their best.