Spinal + Joint Manipulation/Mobilization

What is a Chiropractic adjustment?

ChiropracticCare3A Chiropractic adjustment, also known as manipulation, is the use of a specific force in a precise direction that helps normalize joint motion and restore function. A “cavitation” or a “pop” may be associated with an adjustment. Cavitation is a process of releasing pressure between our joints and is associated with a sound or a “pop”. This sound comes from the release of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide gases that form a bubble when space forms within the joint, for example when you physically stretch your finger out to the extreme. This process allows waste products to be flushed out of our joint fluids while nutrients enter and therefore contributes to the overall health of the joint. The purpose of an adjustment is to restore motion to allow optimal joint congruency and elicit a positive effect on the nervous system. This will help reduce wear and tear and avoid bone and soft tissue degeneration. When nervous system function improves in this way, the body can begin the natural healing process.

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