Chiropractic adjustment or spinal adjustments are terms used by a chiropractic physician to describe the act of correcting bones of the spine that are misaligned. It is also called spinal manipulation at times by other health care professionals.
Computerized Chiropractic adjustments are performed with special instruments or specific hands on techniques to adjust the spinal bones back into their proper position. Chiropractic adjustments effectively reduce pain and restore normal function of the joints affected. Spinal manipulation has been documented as being used in ancient times by the Egyptians and by Hippocrates.
People often notice a popping sound when receiving a chiropractic adjustment. This sound is the result of air or nitrogen gas being released when the bone moves. Adjustments are performed by applying specific pressure to the vertebra using parts of the vertebra or organizations surrounding it as levers.
Spinal manipulation helps to restore normal motion and function of the vertebral joint. There are several different adjustment techniques performed by chiropractors. Some require the use of hands while others require the use of instruments that are specially designed for this.
Chiropractic is effective in restoring normal function of the musculoskeletal system rather than just treating the symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments are safe and effective. The chances of being injured by a chiropractic adjustment are extremely low. They also support the body’s natural ability to heal it.