Information on Adjustments & Types E-mail

Image   The primary course of care will be specific chiropractic adjustments. This will help return individual spinal bones to their proper motion and position. There are hundreds of ways of using carefully directed and controlled pressure to restore better position and motion to "stuck" or fixated spinal joints. This may require a quick thrust, or in other instances a slow, constant pressure. Sometimes, only one area of the spine is adjusted, and other times the entire spine will receive attention.

   Some adjusting approaches can result in a faint "popping" sound. This sound is created by the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. The presence or "loudness" of this sound has little meaning and varies with each patient.
Sometimes doctors use only their hands, while others will use special tables or instruments. Sometimes, the patient's own body weight is used. Every doctor has a preference based on training, clinical experience, and the particular spinal problem of the patient.


Your doctor may recommend additional procedures or suggest other ways to help reduce inflammation, provide relief, or enhance the healing process.

These may include any or all of the following:

- Ice
- Heat
- Muscle stimulation
- Soft tissue
- Rehabilitation
- Nutritional advice
- Exercises
- Other procedures.

Chiropractic Is Safe

Chiropractic adjustments are safer than aspirin, muscle relaxants, and back surgery. Dozens of research studies have documented the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments. When compared with traditional approaches, chiropractic care is remarkably safe. In fact, millions of chiropractic adjustments are safely delivered to satisfied patients every day!