Chiropractic Adjustment

The chiropractic adjustment is a specific motion delivered to a restricted or misaligned joint in order to restore proper function, motion and posture to the body.  Chiropractic adjustment is a chiropractic therapy that can be applied by hand (manual adjustment), using an instrument called an “activator” or utilizing drops on specialized tables to achieve the desired outcome.

DeFalco Family Chiropractic in Auburn, Massachusetts utilizes the following chiropractic adjustment techniques:

Chiropractic adjustments are typically painless, but if there is a lot of inflammation or muscle spasm in the area, chiropractic adjustments can be uncomfortable to perform.  We often use adjunctive chiropractic therapies to relieve some of the pain and spasm prior to performing the chiropractic adjustments.  This helps the patient relax better and make the chiropractic adjustment easier.

The popping noise often associated with a manual chiropractic adjustment is simply gas escaping from the joint.  What is happening is similar to when you take a suction cup off of a counter top and you get a pop.  The tension is released when a chiropractic adjustment is performed, creating a popping sound.

If you would like to learn more about manual chiropractic adjustments, activator adjustments, or the flexion distraction technique used in chiropractic care, you can Google these chiropractic terms to find answers.  You can also read our explanation about spinal decompression.  If you are looking for answers to your chiropractic questions, our chiropractic office is more than happy to educate you on chiropractic treatment.  Please contact us DeFalco Family Chiropractic with your questions; we look forward to hearing from you and helping you feel better with the right chiropractic therapy.