Chiropractic adjustment

Chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which trained specialists (chiropractors) use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal of chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation, is to correct structural alignment and improve your body's physical function.


Why it's done Risks How you prepare What you can expect Results

Low back pain, neck pain and headache are the most common problems for which people seek chiropractic adjustment.

Chiropractic care is an outgrowth of belief in these concepts:

  • Your body has a natural ability to heal itself.
  • Your body's structure — nerves, bones, joints and muscles — and capacity for healthy function are closely intertwined.
  • Chiropractic treatment helps balance your body's structure and function and promotes self-healing.
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