An Overview of Chiropractic

The goal of a chiropractic adjustment is to correct subluxations while improving function and restoring proper motion to the spine. A typical adjustment will involve the application of a specific force to a vertebra. This procedure is very safe when performed by a licensed chiropractor.

The bones in your spine are called vertebrae. The term subluxation refers to a misalignment in one of these bones. This can affect your nerve function and your health as a whole.

Chiropractors are trained to perform adjustments that are typically pain free. Minor soreness is possible for some but, it is rare. You will hear popping noises during your adjustment. This is normal. It is caused by gas bubbles being released from the joints.

Some people feel immediate relief after their first adjustment. For others it takes more time. This usually depends on a variety of factors regarding the condition. It is important to note that a subluxation happens before neck or back pain is felt. Regular adjustments are important to maintain good health and nerve function.