Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation also known as an “Adjustment” is a high-velocity low-amplitude thrust to help restore function and motion to a joint that has become restricted.  This gentle treatment stimulates the nervous system to help reduce pain and relax local musculature. The audible sound that may be heard during an adjustment is the release of nitrogen gas from a joint capsule. 


Chiropractic philosophy previously felt an “adjustment” moved bones back in place.  However, new research has found that no bones are moved during this process.  The goal of a Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation is restore movement in segments found to be hypomobile. 


Some people may ask “Is an adjustment safe”?  Many studies have proven that a Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation is safe and effective in the treatment of many conditions such as neck pain, headaches, carpal tunnel, and sciactica.  In 1994 the U.S. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research published this technique as a gold standard for low back pain.  Since this article many more have been written supporting the role of Chiropractic and its manipulative procedures. 

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