What is an Adjustment?

The most common therapeutic procedure performed by Doctors of Chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” or the “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility that have become restricted in their movement as a result of a tissue injury. Explained simply, a spinal adjustment is the process whereby a chiropractor carefully applies pressure to parts of the spine and pelvis to correct spinal joint dysfunction and balance the spine into the proper positions, or any joint in the body.

This adjustment is done either with the hands, or with a special chiropractic tool designed specifically for this purpose. When a vertebrae is even slightly out of alignment, it can lead to pain, inflammation, and could even lead to nerve irritation, making your life less than enjoyable.

Learning to safely and effectively align the spine is at the very core of a chiropractor’s education, and it takes many years of training and practice to master the skill.

However, in some instances an adjustment may not be what you need. If that happens to be the case, we also have massage therapist, experts on staff who can help to ease your pain and discomfort through relaxing soft tissue massages.

Dr. Reesor uses a flexion distraction table to adjust and manipulate the low back. This type of table is not used in most chiropractic offices, it allows the patient to stay in a neutral spinal position, while laying on the table face down, to be adjusted safely and comfortably. Most people describe it as a gentle deep stretch in the low to mid back as the table moves around you. It is designed for patients with disc herniation/bulges, Spinal stenosis, Sciatica, Chronic low back pain, and more.

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