The chiropractic adjustment or spinal manipulation-- is the primary chiropractic treatment method for back pain and neck pain. Spinal manipulation removes nerve interference and improves nerve function. When a bone is out of position, it can put pressure on a nerve which causes pain. Chiropractors are also trained to adjust extremities: wrists, elbows, shoulders, ankles, etc. Not just the spine!
How Does Spinal Manipulation Work?
There are well over 100 types of adjustment techniques used by chiropractors throughout the world. The adjustment is safe when it is performed by a licensed and trained chiropractor. Doctors are trained to use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal is to improve spinal function. Spinal adjustments/manipulations are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its optimal best. When your spine is aligned, it can perform as it was built to do.