Spinal adjustments are safe, natural, noninvasive procedures our chiropractor uses to restore and improve patient health. Our doctors have received extensive learning on the art of spinal adjustments and has attained skills that require years of study and practice. Chiropractic doctors are the only qualified professionals in the health care industry with the proper training to provide effective chiropractic adjustments. It has been proven that individuals or healthcare workers without the proper spinal adjustments experience can cause ineffective or serious damage.

A spinal adjustment, sometimes referred to as spinal manipulation, is the process in which a chiropractor applies specific & controlled force into “subluxated” vertebrae of the spine or in the pelvic region to treat sacroiliac joint pain. The adjustments are made through specific hand techniques and specialized tools.

Vertebrae of the spine no longer in their proper position or where functioning has become impaired may require spinal adjustments. Vertebral subluxations are vertebrae that have lost their normal position or proper motion. Our doctors use a variety of specialized tests and procedures to determine which vertebrae are subluxated. Immediate correction is often prescribed when subluxations are found. Subluxations are like cavities in that they may not cause pain in the early stages. However, even if patients aren’t afflicted with neck or back pain, they should receive periodic spinal checkups.

Spinal adjustment is a process that helps correct vertebral subluxations. Doing so helps reduce pain & inflammation, normalize spinal biomechanics, relieve muscle spasms & tension, and remove nerve irritation and interference. The end result is improved overall health and wellness of the patient as well as eliminated vertebral subluxations that can only be achieved by chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractors are the only health care professional trained to detect subluxations and deliver the chiropractic spinal adjustment to correct subluxations

Chiropractors specialize in more than just the spine and pelvis. Nearly every joint in the body can be adjusted by a chiropractor including the hands & feet, wrists, ankles, elbows, knees, shoulders, hips, jaw and, with the correct training & techniques, joints (sutures) of the skull.

In addition, a chiropractor can use adjustive techniques to restore joints in the extremities that can also become misaligned and fixated. Enhancing the functioning of the extremity joints can increase the life of the joint and keep wear and tear to a minimum. This chiropractic technique is especially beneficial for athletes who require optimal joint performance from highly stressed joints. Adjusting the joints provides an immediate increase in range of motion and increases nutrients, as motion is the only way to bring nutrients into the joint cartilage and flush wastes products out.