A chiropractic spinal adjustment is the use of a specific force in a precise direction that helps normalize spinal function. When the 24 bones that protect the spinal cord lose their normal position or motion, delicate nerve tissue can become choked or irritated.
If a thorough examination reveals malfunctioning areas of the spine, chiropractic adjustments are recommended to help correct this condition. Each day, millions of delighted patients choose chiropractic over drugs or surgery, as a common sense approach to better health.
Spinal Adjustments Tailored to each Patient
A chiropractic adjustment is the use of a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is fixated, “locked up”, or not moving properly. Adjustments help return bones to a more normal motion or position, relieving pain and ill health.
Each spinal adjustment is precisely delivered
There are different techniques to adjust the spine. Usually the doctor’s hands or a specially designed instrument is used to deliver a highly-accurate thrust. After years of training, each doctor has selected a variety of methods and has become skilled in their delivery. Regardless of the technique used, each chiropractic adjustment is tailored to the patient’s age, size, and unique spinal problem.
Adjustments help normalise spinal function and joint mobility. When nervous system function improves in this way, the body can begin the natural healing process.
Chiropractic spinal adjustments are so safe, even newborns and children receive adjustments to repair the damage caused from the birth process, learning to walk, or other childhood trauma.