Adjustments and the Chiropractic Lifestyle
A chiropractic adjustment is the use of a specific force in a precise
direction, applied to a joint that is fixated, “locked up”, or not
moving properly. Adjustments help return bones to a more normal motion
or position, relieving pain and ill health.
Years of experience insure that each adjustment is precisely delivered.
Chiropractic adjustments are so safe, even newborns and children can
receive adjustments to repair the damage caused from the birth process,
learning to walk, or other childhood trauma.
There are many ways to adjust the spine. Usually the doctor’s hands or
a specially designed instrument is used to deliver a highly accurate
thrust. After years of training, each doctor has selected a variety of
methods and has become skilled in their delivery. Regardless of the
technique used, each chiropractic adjustment is tailored to the
patient’s age, size, and unique spinal problem.
Adjustments help normalize spinal function and joint mobility. When
nervous system function improves in this way, the body can begin the
natural healing process.
A chiropractic adjustment is the use of a specific force in a precise direction that helps normalize spinal function.
When the 24 bones that protect the spinal cord lose their normal
position or motion, delicate nerve tissue can become choked or
irritated. If a thorough examination reveals malfunctioning areas of
the spine, chiropractic adjustments are recommended to help correct
Each day, millions of delighted patients choose chiropractic over drugs or surgery, as a common sense approach to better health.
Chiropractors are experts in the care of the bones, nerves, muscles and
connective tissues that make up about 60% of your body. All of the
joints in your body are part of this musculo-skeletal system and its
optimal function is necessary for overall good health. Ask your Doctor
of Chiropractic for more information about a care program that may
include specific spinal adjustments, exercise recommendations,
nutritional advice or other conservative methods of care based on your
health history, age, current condition and lifestyle.
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