A chiropractic adjustment may include several techniques to achieve proper alignment of the spine and reduce pressure on discs, vertebrae, or nerves. The typical adjustment involves:
– High velocity, short impulses to a vertebra.
– Audible popping sound. The “crack” you hear. This sound is the release of gas trapped in the joint.
– Usually a relieving sensation, but some people experience minor discomfort if the surrounding muscles lock up or if the patient tenses up during the treatment.
The adjustment is made to a joint or vertebra that is locked or not moving correctly to restore normal joint motion.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED WITH AN ADJUSTMENT?
A chiropractic adjustment can be beneficial in many cases, especially when combined with other forms of therapy (rehab exercises, cupping therapy, graston, etc). Chiropractic adjustments can treat a variety of conditions such as:
– Pregnancy-related pain and sciatica
– Lower back pain
– Neck pain
– Sports-related injuries
– Chronic headaches and migraines
– Repetitive strain injuries
– Bulging or herniated discs
– Car accident injuries