Adjustments and Manipulation Explained
Adjustments are sometimes called manipulations and have to do with the minor movements of the vertebrae in the spine. There are multiple reasons why vertebrae might move out of place, from where they should be, but the adjustments done by chiropractors are designed to realign the vertebrae. When someone has a vertebrae that’s out of alignment, it can lead to potentially severe pain in both the muscular system and the central nervous system. Having a poor alignment will prevent your overall health, and prevent you from being in ideal health.
For the most part, adjustments are a very good way to keep your body in the best possible physical condition. They are typically done by the chiropractor using his hands or specialized tools to apply pressure to the area of the body that is needing treatment. Once the vertebrae is back in place, the patient will be able to recover. The actual adjustment happens very quickly and is often completely free of discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds similar to the cracking of knuckles. There is no need for concern when this sound is heard. In fact, it is very common and is the sound that occurs when gases such as nitrogen and oxygen are released from your joints.