What is a chiropractic adjustment?
Last updated on March 15, 2023
Chiropractic treatment involves spinal adjustments to help get you out of pain and improve the way your body and nervous system function. A common misconception is that chiropractors ‘put the misaligned bone back in place’ but that’s actually not true.
A chiropractic adjustment is the application of a specific force in a precise direction, applied skillfully to a spinal joint that is fixated, “locked up”, or not moving as it should. This can help improve or restore the motion of the joint, helping the spine to gradually regain normal function. We know that the main function of our spinal bones is to protect our delicate spinal cord which carries the information from our brain to our body. When a spinal joint is fixated or locked up, it interferes with the way our brain and body communicate, and over time leads to joint degeneration; therefore affecting our health. So when a chiropractor adjusts your spine and ‘unlocks’ those ‘locked’ spinal joints, it improves the way your brain can communicate with your body and improves your health!
There are many ways to adjust the spine. Commonly a chiropractor will use their hands or a specially designed instrument to deliver a high-velocity low amplitude force.
Restoring better spinal function can help improve mobility, vitality, endurance, and the way your nervous system functions!