All You Need to Know About Chiropractic Adjustments

chiropractor do chiropractic adjustmentsAdjustments or chiropractic manipulation is the most important aspect of chiropractic treatments. All professionals need to know and understand this procedure completely before they’re considered qualified chiropractors. This manipulation is a very common treatment for stiffness in the shoulder, neck, and lower back pain. At Family Chiropractic & Wellness, we often use this treatment to provide our patients with pain-relief and address their health problems.

What is It?

Chiropractic adjustment is a technique where pressure is applied to certain areas of the spine and musculature to adjust the position and correct the alignment of the bones. Adjustments are applied to the spine, joints, neck, and other such areas; the treatment depends on the patient’s problem.

Chiropractors believe that most health problems have their root cause in the alignment of the spine and bones. This treatment will correct the alignment and relieve any gas trapped within the joints. There are over 100 different types of adjustments and in every session, a chiropractor will use a combination of these to achieve specific results.

How is the Adjustment Performed?

Chiropractic treatments look and sound alarming, which is why people hesitate to get them. They fear that the professionals might harm their spine or damage their bones during the treatments. Chiropractors are very careful and have studied the spine and the musculature carefully. They know how to apply these treatments safely. In a typical session, you can expect:

  • A short lever-arm thrust to a specific vertebra at high-velocity.
  • Joint cavitation, which is a sudden release of gases that are trapped within joints. This can cause an alarming popping sound, but it’s safe and provides immediate relief in many cases.
  • Some soreness and discomfort because of the pressure applied, especially after the first session.

If you have any questions about adjustments, our chiropractic treatments in Columbus, Indiana or wish to make an appointment, you can fill in this contact us form and we’ll get back to you. You can also give us a call at 812 373 3376. We at Family Chiropractic & Wellness will be happy to hear from you.