An adjustment is a minor manipulation of the vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this manipulation is to realign vertebrae that have shifted out of place for a variety of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to unnatural trauma such as a fall or car accident. When the vertebrae are out of place, overall systemic failure can occur from the muscular to the central nervous system. We can’t function at our full potential without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain.
An adjustment from the chiropractor is when the vertebrae is placed back into position utilizing the hands or an instrument. When his happens, expect a quick movement often without any feelings of discomfort. You may hear a noise referred to as joint cavitation that sounds like the popping of your knuckles. It is the harmless gases such as nitrogen and oxygen being released from the joint.
In the end, adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body and its systems functioning at the highest level. The body is able to respond and perform as it was designed when the body is in proper alignment.