The chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation or spinal manipulation, is the primary chiropractic treatment method for pain and dysfunction of the spine and extremities.
Spinal manipulation relieves 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, spinal manipulation is used to treat a wide variety of conditions such as neck pain, back pain, headaches and more.
How Does Spinal Manipulation Work?
There are many different 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. Our office practices the Activator Method of adjusting in which the doctor utilizes a hand held adjusting tool which assists in delivering the spinal adjustment as gently and precisely as possible, with no force, twisting, or cracking necessary.
When vertebrae shift out of place, there is an overall systemic response from the muscular system to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment of our vertebrae, our nervous system cannot function at its highest peak which consequently affects all other systems of our bodies.
Spinal adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level. When the body is aligned, it becomes able to respond to daily stressors adequately and perform at its peak functional levels.