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What is an Adjustment?

One of the most common therapies a chiropractor uses is spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), which can comprise a variety of adjustment techniques.

An adjustment is a safe and specific, high velocity, low amplitude thrust directed at a restricted or “locked” spinal segment.

Specific training in SMT allows chiropractors to provide highly-skilled and precise adjustments to the vertebrae of the spine, correcting joint motion to restore proper movement and improve function. In general, adjustment do not hurt. In fact, many people report immediate relief after getting adjusted! Some people are worried about the ‘cracking’ sound during an adjustment but that is just believed to be the release of gas bubbles from the joint, similar to cracking your knuckles. Although we love to work with spines, we are trained in treating any joint in the body! Of course the adjustment is not a stand-alone treatment. Other techniques offered in a treatment plan often include soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation exercises, mobilizations and many more.


If you’re interested in chiropractic care or being adjusted, book an appointment today!


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