A chiropractic adjustment ⁠— also called a manipulation ⁠— uses carefully applied pressure to adjust the position of the vertebra in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place, which can cause pain and discomfort if left unattended. This displacement can be caused by anything from normal daily activity to intense trauma like a car accident.

When these vertebrae are not properly aligned, it can have a negative effect on important bodily structures such as your muscular and central nervous systems. Without proper alignment of all of the nerves and systems that lead from our brains to our bodies, we can’t function at our peak.

A chiropractor performing an adjustment can utilize either their hands or an instrument to move a patient’s vertebrae back into place with a single quick movement. While this whole process may sound uncomfortable, it generally results in little to no pain or discomfort. During an adjustment, joints may let out a popping sound called “joint cavitation”. Just like when you crack your knuckles, it may sound painful, but it is just the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.

Chiropractic adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its healthiest and most efficient, and Healing Touch Chiropractic is proud to provide excellent chiropractic services to the San Jose and Evergreen areas. Book your adjustment now!