A chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is the primary chiropractic treatment method for back pain.
Adjustments relieve pressure on joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function. They have been a trusted form of treatment since the ancient Greek Hippocrates documented manipulative techniques in his writings back in 1500 B.C. Today, adjustments used to treat conditions such as allergies, menstrual cramps and headaches.
How Do Adjustments Work?
When vertebrae shift out of place, there is an overall systemic response from the muscular system to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow, our nerves, our immune system, and our minds cannot function at their highest peak.
At our office, we spend approximately 5-10 minutes with you each visit checking your spine, head (TMJ), shoulders, elbows, hips, knees and ankles. We will then adjust what we find out of alignment with specific non-force adjustments that involve no popping or cracking. Next, we will use cold laser treatments to help reduce inflammation, decrease pain and help with your healing process.
Overall, spinal adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level without any discomfort. When the body is adequately aligned, it becomes able to respond and perform as it was built to do.