An adjustment (or manipulation) is a minor movement of the vertebrae in the spine. The purpose is to restore the vertebrae that have stopped moving, either due to daily activity or a traumatic event like an auto accident.
Not having a proper strong – and equally important – moving spine can affect a great deal of your personal health, including your muscular and central nervous systems. This results from the nerves in your spine being inflamed, and you find yourself unable to function at your peak performance.
How do we get your vertebrae moving?
The chiropractor will put pressure on your vertebrae, either with his hands or with an instrument. It is done quickly and often with little discomfort to the patient. When the adjustment is made, you’ll experience a joint cavitation, which is a release of gases like oxygen and nitrogen from your joints. When this happens, you’ll hear a noise similar to cracking your knuckles.
When your spine is moving properly, your body will be able to perform at the highest level that it can. With an adjustment at Nightlight Chiropractic, we’ll help you return to the the level you’re used to performing at.