What Is An Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is the primary chiropractic treatment method for back pain. When vertebrae shift out of place, there is an overall systemic response from the muscular system to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow, our nerves, our immune system, and our minds cannot function at their highest peak.
Spinal manipulation relieves pressure on joints, reduces inflammation, and improves nerve function. It has been a trusted form of treatment since the ancient Greek Hippocrates documented manipulative techniques in his writings back in 1500 B.C. Today, spinal manipulation is used to treat a wide variety of conditions.
How Does Spinal Manipulation Work?
There are well over 100 types of adjustment techniques used by chiropractors throughout the world.
We recognize that each patient is unique, and so the way you need to be adjusted will be different from the next patient. That is why Dr. Prom is trained in many different techniques and will use what works best for you. He uses Manual/Diversified adjustments, the Thompson drop table technique, and Impulse Instrument adjusting, depending on your needs and which technique will allow you to respond quickest. If needed he will adjust not just your spine, but also shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles.
Overall, spinal adjustments and manipulations are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level without any discomfort. When the body is adequately aligned, it becomes able to respond and perform as it was built to do.