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What is a chiropractic adjustment?

What Is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment occurs when a chiropractor applies short, quick force to the joints in order to correct a misalignment, increase range of motion, or release pressure on nerves.  This can be looked at stucterally as well as intersegmentally.  Sometimes exercises and stretches are added to aid in the adjustment over time. 

Chiropractors use different methods to perform chiropractic adjustments to help low back pain, mid back pain, neck pain and even headaches.  Some may use their hands to Adjust the joints back into place, others may use a drop table or activator, still more may rely on more gentle stretching to ease the joints to their proper position.  In most cases, it all depends on what the individual needs as well as the analysis of the doctor. 

Regardless of the specific spinal manipulation/adjustment used, the goal of a chiropractic adjustment is to restore proper alignment to the spinme/joints and allow the body to function more optimally. 


Chiropractic care, Chiropractic adjustment, Chiropractic manipulation, Chiropractic exercises, Chiropractic stretches, Chiropractic with pain, Healthsolutions of Carmel, Dr. Adam Newton

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