What is a chiropractic adjustment?

What is an adjustment?

Tracey and Dr CraigA chiropractic adjustment applies a specific force (often a quick thrust) to a joint that is blocked up, or not moving properly. Chiropractic adjustments improve spinal function, nervous system function and overall health.

Chiropractors perform many different types of adjustments, with particular attention paid to the spine. The Chiropractor will explain which technique he has chosen for you specifically however it will include firstly a method of analysis lying face down on the table. It is important to be lying face down in preparation before your Chiropractor enters the room as it allows for your body to relax more. There are many adjustments in which the Chiropractor will just use their hands to deliver a quick, accurate and gentle force into the joint. The Chiropractic table also has a specific drop piece component that drops away during the adjustment to allow for an even more gentle approach and at Yes Chiropractic we have invested in the most technically advanced tables to ensure this. There is also an instrument known as an Activator that can be used to deliver a very quick and specific force. This instrument is used most commonly when adjusting babies and patients with Osteoporosis.

Each patient’s spine and care plan is unique. There are 24 moving bones in the spine, each of which can move in several different directions, giving a wide variety of spinal patterns. Each patient’s care is tailored to suit his or her age, condition, body type and health goals. After years of University training and having many years experience as a Chiropractor, Dr John and Dr Craig will choose the technique that is most appropriate for you to achieve the best results possible.