A chiropractic adjustment is a highly specific and corrective procedure usually based on x-rays that has the intent of removing nerve interference.
Spinal adjustments relieve pressure on joints, reduces inflammation, and improves nerve function. It has been a trusted form of treatment since the ancient Greek Hippocrates documented manipulative techniques in his writings back in 1500 B.C. Today it is used to treat help the individual achieve optimal nerve function and health by allowing the body to operate with minimal interference.
How Do Spinal Adjustments Work?
There are well over 100 types of adjustment techniques used by chiropractors throughout the world. Some practitioners may use force and twisting, while other techniques are more gentle. Regardless of how they are performed, these techniques are intended to restore or enhance joint function with the objectives of reducing pain and resolving joint inflammation. In this office, we DO NOT twist or force any joint being worked on. Precision and intent result in the best outcomes with little to no discomfort.
When vertebrae shift out of place (stuck or decreased movement is more accurate a statement), there is an overall systemic response from the muscular system to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and nervous system function, our nerves, our immune system, and our minds cannot operate at their highest peak potential.
The mainstay techniques used in this office include the Pierce Results System, Upper Cervical Specific (knee chest and toggle recoil), Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), Cranial Adjustments, Extremity Adjustments, Pediatrics, Logan Technique, Thompson and Palmer Package.
Overall, spinal adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level without any discomfort. When the body is adequately aligned, it becomes able to respond better and perform as it was built to do.