A chiropractic adjustment is an art in itself. In a chiropractic sense, ‘adjustment’ means to “fine tune”, to correct and to improve the functioning of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. During an adjustment, a specific force is exerted in a particular direction to help restore the normal motion of the joints that do not function correctly. Receiving an adjustment is safe, effective and rarely painful provided the procedure is performed by a qualified chiropractor. After years of training, the chiropractor can help you improve your health by using different chiropractic techniques.
Adjustments are specifically adapted for each patient and type of condition (babies, adults, the elderly, pregnant women).
During some adjustments, you may hear a “popping” sound. This is a normal physiological phenomenon called ”cavitation”. It is caused by the release of gas bubbles (nitrogen) from the synovial fluid inside the joint. This cavitation is what you hear when you “crack” your fingers.