What is an Adjustment?

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 trained Doctor of Chiropractic exerts specific corrective pressure at specific places on your spine or other joint.When a thorough examination reveals joints that are not in proper function, adjustments are applied to correct joint alignment and mobility, relieve associated muscle and nerve tension, improve balance and assist healing. In most cases, adjustments are performed with a handheld instrument or manually by the Doctor of Chiropractic.

If areas of abnormal spinal function are identified, your doctor will recommend a chiropractic care program. Your plan of care is based upon your age, condition, lifestyle, and unique spinal problem(s).