Chiropractic care is known for adjustments. It is the backbone of our profession, pun intended.
Manual adjustments are when your joints are brought to the end of their range of motion. As the joint approaches its end range, pressure builds up inside the joint and a gas bubble forms.
When we adjust a joint, it changes the pressure inside, and the gas bubble collapses and goes pop! This bubble popping is the noise you hear when you crack your knuckles or a chiropractor adjusts your back. No bones are smashing together, just gas releasing from your joints. Our goal, when we adjust, is to increase your joint’s motion and decrease pain.
Adjustments are not for everyone. Some people do not like them, and some should not get them. Luckily our chiropractors have various other treatment options to get your joints moving.