Adjustments, or manipulation as they’re sometimes referred to, are the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.
When these vertebrae are out of place, it can result in muscular and nervous system dysfunction. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can’t function at our peak.
An adjustment is a pressure applied to the body’s joints. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you’re cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint capsule.
Overall, adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level. When the body is in alignment, the body is able to respond and perform as it was designed to. Some common conditions that chiropractic adjustments can address are headaches, neck pain, back pain, extremity pain such as plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, and carpal tunnel syndrome to name a few. It is also beneficial for various other injuries and conditions. If you are unsure as to whether chiropractic may be beneficial for you, please do not hesitate to call, email, or stop by for your free consultation.