A chiropractor’s main focus is to remove interference to your nervous system to restore the body’s healing potential and decrease your pain and discomfort.
The simplest description of a chiropractic adjustment is that it is a specific movement of the spine and/or an area of the body to correct the lost or aberrant movement of vertebrae or joints. There’s really nothing more complicated about an adjustment than this. Of course, there are many ways for a chiropractor to effect an adjustment and just as many ways to describe the procedure.
Depending on where on the body the adjustment has to be made, the chiropractor determines the style and form of the procedure. Generally speaking, though, a chiropractic adjustment involves a specific and controlled pressure or force being applied in a specific direction to a fixed or locked joint in order to “unfreeze” it.
The purpose of this procedure is to;
After years of training and clinical experience, each chiropractor in our centre is highly skilled in delivering a variety of trusted adjustment methodologies for your health and wellness.
Knowing what to expect when you visit a chiropractor helps to dissipate any apprehension or even fear you may have beforehand. Being prepared for that rather unnerving “pop” as your joint or back undergoes an adjustment is half the battle to relaxation and getting better.
So what causes the loud popping sound you hear as you’re being adjusted?
It’s all a matter of gases – more accurately the sudden release of gases around the joint being adjusted – as simple as that. As to what causes the gases to make this sound is also simple: each joint, especially the spinal joints, is lubricated by a fluid similar to egg white. This fluid ensures smoothness of movement and cushioning of the joint from shock and stresses. It essentially permits a silky action for the joint, reducing friction on the bone through all its planes of movement.
As with most fluids, there are air bubbles (carbon dioxide and nitrogen) contained within this flowing substance. As your chiropractor carries out the adjustment, the joint opens and releases the gases with a pop.
The fluid then returns to its proper location around the joint and continues to carry out its function of lubrication and carrying waste products away from the area.
Our approach is holistic health where we aim to determine the underlining cause of your sickness. We encourage wellbeing.
To aid in your journey towards wellness and superb health, we have provided you with a list of tips you can apply to your daily living. We want to help you take care of your spine and all the rest of your body.