How is a chiropractic adjustment performed?

Chiropractic adjustment or spinal manipulation therapy is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during the intensive years of chiropractic education. The chiropractor typically uses his/her hands to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to reduce pain, and restore or enhance joint function. Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment. There are other chiropractic techniques available upon request. If you are interested, please feel free to ask your Doctor of Chiropractic.