Understanding the Chiropractic Adjustment

Chiropractors perform adjustments to correct vertebral subluxations and essentially restore the spine to its normal alignment. By doing so, the connection between the brain and the body is restored. Various types of adjustments can be done depending on the severity and type of pain or inflammation.

Let’s start off by describing what an actual chiropractic adjustment is and what it feels like for someone who has never experienced one?

Dr. Scott Gardner: The chiropractic adjustment is specific movements to correct subluxation and restore the spine to its normal alignment which maximizes the individual’s full health potential. The chiropractic adjustment when done correctly actually should be very gentle.

What happens inside the body when a chiropractic adjustment is performed?

Dr. Scott Gardner: When the chiropractic adjustment is performed, the connection from the brain to the body is restored. When the connection is clear, the body will be able to work at its full potential, so people will find that they tend to sleep better, have more energy, get sick less often. Usually the symptoms that brought them through the door, meaning something didn’t feel right, becomes nonexistent, and the ability for the individual to handle stress really dramatically improves.

Are there different types of chiropractic adjustments or ways to perform them?

Dr. Scott Gardner: Yes. There are various types of adjustments. Some are done with an instrument, which really are the lightest or the gentlest. Then there are other techniques that are done with pieces of the table that move, and then there are more what we call manual adjustments, which are a little bit more forceful. But still all the techniques should be gentle. It’s really a matter of finding which combination of techniques works for each individual, so we really do our best to create an individual recipe.

Do you use any tools or technology to assist you with the chiropractic adjustment?

Dr. Scott Gardner: Yes. Sometimes I use a handheld instrument for areas that I want the least amount of force or if somebody may have an area that’s very, very inflamed, so we want to be extra gentle. For the older population, we may want to use more of an instrument adjustment as well.

What type of conditions benefit the most from chiropractic adjustments and why?

Dr. Scott Gardner: As chiropractors, we treat only one condition, and that is vertebral subluxation. Vertebral subluxation really can cause or it does cause malfunction in the body, such as poor posture, neck pain, headaches, allergies, back pain, shoulder pain, sciatic pain, even numbness in the hands or feet. By adjusting the spine back to its normal healthy alignment and correcting subluxation, we restore normal communication from the brain to the body, which then allows the body to function at its optimal level.

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