CHIROPRACTIC
ADJUSTMENT

A non-invasive and non-surgical method for treating back pain, neck pain, and headaches with proper alignment of the spine, a manual chiropractic adjustment typically involves a high velocity, short lever arm thrust applied to a vertebra, followed by an accompanying audible release of gas (joint cavitation). Relief follows the release of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide from within the joint, thereby releasing joint pressure (cavitation).

What To Expect During Your Chiropractic Adjustment Session

Before your chiropractic adjustment session, your chiropractor will ask for your medical history, before performing a physical examination with particular attention to your spine. Other examinations and tests may be recommended, depending on the nature of your condition.

 

During the treatment, your chiropractor will have you assume specific positions on a specially-designed padded chiropractic table. This will enable them to access and treat the affected areas. Your chiropractor will then use their hands to apply controlled, sudden force to the affected joint, pushing it beyond its usual range of motion. Don’t be alarmed if you hear popping or cracking sounds; these are all common as the chiropractor moves your joints.

Our Chiropractic Adjustment Methods

Our chiropractors are well versed in multiple Chiropractic adjustment methods, which they will offer as suggestions depending on the nature of your condition. These include: 

 

  • The Activator method, which incorporates the use of an instrument to make very precise adjustments - typically used for neck injuries involving the smallest vertebrae of the upper spine.

  • The Gonstead method, which focuses on addressing only the problem areas with specific, precise, and accurate movements. Great care is taken to ensure a bio-mechanically correct position and precision of thrust to restore and maintain optimal health. Any interference to the nervous system which causes pain is determined, and corrected.

  • The Diversified technique is the most commonly practised technique among chiropractors. It is named as such because it combines the best techniques from other methods of manipulation, and involves the use of low amplitude thrusts applied quickly and without tools or devices to adjust the spine, correct joint dysfunction, and restore proper movement. Application usually results in a ‘popping’ sound as the spine and joints are pushed back into alignment, releasing trapped gas and air and providing relief.

What Are Some Benefits
Of Chiropractic Adjustment?

Chiropractic adjustments can provide a myriad of health benefits for you. They are as follows:

 

  • Provide non-surgical relief from pain.

  • Improve migraines and headaches from neck pain.

  • Improve your quality of sleep.

  • Aid neck, lower back or spinal injuries.

  • Improve joint issues in the arms, legs, and shoulders.

  • Improve whiplash symptoms.

  • Decrease joint degeneration.