Chiropractic spinal manipulation, or adjustments as they're usually 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 have an overall systemic effect on the body. 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 from the chiropractor is a force being put into the body utilizing the hands or an instrument with precision to move a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you're cracking your knuckles. It is referred to as a joint cavitation. It is the release of gases, such as oxygen and nitrogen, from the joint and is a normal physiologic reaction.
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 at the next level.
Welcome to the next level in chiropractic.