What is a chiropractic adjustment?

After years of training in anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics and much clinical experience, each chiropractic doctor becomes highly skilled in delivering a variety of adjusting techniques. Some doctors concentrate on only one technique, but what if your body does not respond to that approach? That's why we use every technique available (in some very creative ways) in order to stimulate your joints and nervous system for safe and effective healing.

An adjustment, quite simply, is the application of a precise force in a specific direction to a joint that is fixated or not moving properly. An adjustment adds motion to a joint, helping the bones and ligaments to gradually return to a more normal anatomical position. Likewise, an adjustment adds input to receptors in the joints, muscles, and tendons to affect nervous system output and input in very specific ways.

There are many ways to adjust the body. Some chiropractors focus only on the spine and neck. We, however, use adjustments to all parts of the body, including shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers, hips, knees, ankles, and toes. Usually the doctor's hands or a specially designed instrument delivers a brief and highly accurate thrust. Most adjustments are completely pain-free and often result in immediate cessation of pain to your problem area. Other adjustments may result in minor residual soreness as can occur after working out.