An adjustment is our main tool when it comes to your care. The doctor typically uses his or her hands--or an instrument--to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to restore or enhance joint function it also removes nerve interference and helps with a host of symptoms.
The chiropractic adjustment is a specific motion delivered to a restricted or misaligned joint in order to restore proper function, motion and posture to the body. Chiropractic adjustment is a chiropractic therapy that can be applied by hand (manual adjustment), using an instrument called an “activator” or utilizing drops on specialized tables to achieve the desired outcome.
Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment. Most conditions take more than one treatment but it is our goal to get you better in a timely matter.
The popping noise often associated with a manual chiropractic adjustment is simply gas escaping from the joint. What is happening is similar to when you take a suction cup off of a counter top and you get a pop. The tension is released when a chiropractic adjustment is performed, creating a popping sound.