How Do Chiropractic Treatments Work?

Spinal adjustments to correct fixations are what make doctors of chiropractic unique in comparison with any other type of health care professional. The term “adjustment” refers to the specific force chiropractors apply to vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. It is worth pointing out that it is not necessary to remove all your clothing to be “adjusted”.


The objective of the chiropractic adjustment is to move the fixation, which results in an increased range of motion, reduced nerve irritability, reduced muscle spasm, reduced pain and improved function. The chiropractor’s adjustment is a gentle push applied to a vertebra for the purpose of correcting its position, movement or both. Adjustments are often accompanied by an audible release of gas in the spinal joints that sounds like a “crack.” The sound sometimes surprises people the first time they get adjusted, but the sensation is usually relieving. In addition to adjusting, the Chiropractor will usually massage the tight muscles, to both provide relief and reduce tension on the joints.

Chiropractic adjusting

Ultimately, the goal of receiving adjustments should be to restore the body to its natural state of optimal health. In order to accomplish this, Chiropractors can use and recommend a variety of natural healing methods, including adjustments, massage, trigger point therapy, nutrition, exercise rehabilitation, and counseling on lifestyle issues that impact your health. The primary focus is simply to remove those things, which interfere with the body’s natural normal healing ability. The adjustment of the spine is the primary objective of a Chiropractor. There are some Chiropractors who also adjust the extremities and use other forms of physiological therapeutics including the use of electrical stimulation, ultrasound, traction, neuromuscular re-education, and a variety of manual therapies. Increasingly, chiropractors’ offices are becoming full service wellness centers providing a variety of wellness services.

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