A chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is the primary chiropractic treatment method for stimulating the nervous system.
Spinal adjusting can take on many forms and patient comfort is always considered when choosing an appropriate method.
How Does Spinal Manipulation Work?
There are well over 100 types of adjustment techniques used by chiropractors throughout the world. Some practitioners may use force and twisting, while other use gentle techniques. Regardless of how they are performed, these techniques are intended to stimulate nerves within the joint in order to relay information to the brain. The brain processes the information and relays a message back to the area of the body that was adjusted to provide a more balanced muscular movement pattern. Think of it as resetting your computer
When the spine is not moving properly, there is an overall systemic response from the muscular system to the central nervous system. Without proper movement, our nervous system cannot function at its highest peak.
Overall, spinal adjustments and manipulations are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level without any discomfort. When the body is moving properly, it becomes able to respond and perform as it was built to do.