Chiropractic care is known (but not exclusively) for its use of the adjustment, sometimes called manipulation. An adjustment is a precise procedure in which the doctor exerts specific corrective pressure at specific places on your spine or other joints to affect the muscles and nervous system locally and generally throughout your body. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you’re cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. When a thorough examination reveals joints that are not in proper function (alignment, symmetrical muscle tone, movement patterns); adjustments are applied to correct joint alignment/mobility, restore proper nerve function, relieve inflammation, relieve associated muscle and nerve tension, improve balance and assist healing.
An adjustment may be delivered through a low force techniques such as with the Arthrostim instrument for patients that are hesitant of traditional manual adjustments.
Overall, adjustments are an excellent way to keep the nervous system functioning well.
If you are having one of those days when you are not in the best mood, an adjustment may actually help. Your body will feel much better, which will naturally improve your mood.
If you have any questions about chiropractic adjustments, contact us today at (860) 523-5833.