The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic medicine is referred to as “adjustments” or “spinal manipulation.” The purpose of an adjustment is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement. Patients often associate this technique with the pop or click sound.
Other Adjustment specifics you should know…
- An adjustment means we’re restoring movement to a vertebrae that’s lost its ability to move the way in which it was designed.
- The ‘pop’ or ‘click’ means we’re giving your muscles a quick stretch. Please note: adjustments can be performed without those sounds as well for patients who do not like them.
- Adjustments can have a calmative effect on one’s muscles by reducing pain and spasms.
- They also optimize nerve conduction and flow, which improves the overall performance of your body.