A chiropractic adjustment is a method of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is “locked up,” or not moving properly. This adds motion to the joint, helping the bones gradually return to a normal position and motion. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to improve spinal function, improve nervous system function, and overall improved health.
There are many ways to adjust the spine. After years of training and clinical experience, each chiropractic doctor becomes highly skilled in the delivery of a variety of adjusting approaches and will determine the appropriate method to best correct your specific condition. Usually, the doctor’s hands or a specially designed instrument delivers a brief and highly-accurate thrust. Some adjusting methods are quick, whereas others require slow and constant pressure.