Chiropractic Adjustments

The term “Adjustment” is commonly used in reference to the specific manipulation chiropractors apply to vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally.

The objective of the Chiropractic Adjustment is to restore normal movement in a vertebrae, increase range of motion, reduce nerve irritability, and improve function.

A Chiropractic Adjustment, also known as Chiropractic Manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is a common therapeutic treatment for lower back pain.

A Chiropractic Adjustment refers to a chiropractor applying manipulation to the vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally.

Chiropractic Care helps with the following conditions:

• Back pain
• Headaches
• Ear infections
• Neck pain
• Arthritis and joint pain
• Scoliosis
• Asthma
• Blood pressure
• Healthy pregnancy
• Organ function
• Surgery prevention

Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments

The purpose of Chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation, with the goals of increasing range of motion, reducing nerve irritability and improving function.

Subluxation describes the altered position of the vertebra and resulting functional loss, which determines the location for the spinal manipulation.

Many things can trigger subluxation. Some of the more common causes include:

• A vertebra going out of place (“misalignment”) because of a slip or fall (i.e. “macrotrauma”)
• The entire spine mis-aligning globally due to poor posture (i.e. “microtrauma”).
• Joint swelling caused by damage done to the intervertebral joint.
• An inflammatory response, due to a poor diet, lack of pure water, or psychological stress.
• Osteoporosis or degenerative changes of the spine or intervertebral discs.
• Trigger points and tight back muscles that pull the vertebrae out of place.

Chiropractors treat subluxations with a combination of techniques, including applied pressure, massage, and manual manipulation of the vertebrae and joints, a process know as an adjustment.