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What’s a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Chiropractic is a healthcare profession focused on diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders, particularly those affecting the spine. Chiropractors use manual manipulation, spinal adjustments, and other techniques to improve musculoskeletal function and promote overall health. By relieving pain, restoring mobility, and improving nerve function, chiropractic adjustments can help with various conditions, including back pain, headaches, neck pain, and joint pain. Additionally, chiropractic care can improve posture, reduce stress, and enhance the body’s natural healing abilities, providing a safe, non-invasive, and drug-free alternative to traditional medical treatments.

How Chiropractic Adjustments Work

During chiropractic adjustments, your chiropractor will examine your spine to identify any spinal segments that may have lost their normal motion or become stiff. By adjusting these segments, chiropractors can improve joint mobility and control, significantly improving movement and flexibility. This is important for precise control of the spinal and other joints. In cases where the joint feels rigid or has degenerative changes, the brain may tighten the surrounding muscles to limit movement and prevent further damage.

Studies, such as one published in The Spine Journal, support the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments in improving joint mobility and control. By addressing the underlying causes of stiffness and loss of movement, chiropractic care can help you move more comfortably and improve your overall quality of life.