What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Clear Lake City Chiropractor Comments: Some of the confusion that people have about chiropractic healthcare is our terminology. Today I want to explain one of those terms, a chiropractic adjustment.

Patients will say that they are going to the chiropractor for an adjustment or to be adjusted. This is another term for a spinal manipulation. The adjustment is when the chiropractor uses their hands or an instrument to move a bone to improve motion and/or your body’s physical function. This is done by applying a controlled, sudden force to a joint causing the joint to move a very small amount.

Sometimes there is a slight “popping” noise as gas is released. Here is a video explaining that noise.

Most people comment on how good they feel after a chiropractic adjustment. Like a really good stretch, the neck and back feel much lighter and move more freely after an adjustment. In addition, the brain releases endorphins, which give us the feelings of pleasure and euphoria. These endorphins also block pain signals and stick around for a while to help us feel good. 

These chiropractic adjustments are safe for any age patient following an examination. Once you understand the safety and positive benefits of a chiropractic adjustment, you can relax and enjoy the benefits of good health…naturally.

Dr. Ward Beecher practices at Beecher Chiropractic Clinic at 1001 Pineloch, Ste 700 Houston, TX 77062. You can schedule an appointment at www.BeecherChiropractic.com or by calling (281) 286-1300. If you have any questions regarding this blog, please comment below!