One of the primary techniques used by Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) is “spinal adjustment,” also known as a “chiropractic adjustment.” In fact, chiropractors are renowned in performing spinal adjustments. The term “adjustment” refers to the physical adjustment of the spinal vertebrae. The goal of such spinal adjustment is to reduce vertebral subluxation and return the spine to a more natural state of health. The word subluxation is derived from the Latin term sub (less than or slight) and luxate (to dislocate or be misaligned).
Accordingly, vertebral subluxation means the slight dislocation or misalignment of the spinal vertebrae. When a patient has subluxation, depending on the level of subluxation, a chiropractor adjusts the misalignment in the spine to enhance joint mobility and reduce pain, muscle spasms, and nerve irritation and impingement.
Chiropractic changes are an exceptionally refined ability obtained over long periods of escalated preparing. The method includes the manual utilization of a controlled power into the spinal vertebrae that have moved toward becoming misaligned and hypo-portable (restricted in their scope of movement). This system has been demonstrated to address vertebral misalignment, and this treatment is regularly joined by a clicking sound. While this sound may shock first time chiropractic patients, it is just the perceptible arrival of gas from inside the spinal joints.