The chiropractic adjustment is a manipulation in which a chiropractic physician applies a controlled, quick force to a spinal joint to improve motion of the joint and reduce associated muscle tension. When the spinal joint is brought to the end range, an audible sound called a cavitation can be heard. This noise depicts the release of gas within the spinal joint. The chiropractic adjustment helps to restore proper joint function by allowing the nervous system to operate optimally.
In general, chiropractic visits at Active Care Chiropractic & Rehabilitation will be structured to include muscle relaxing techniques or myofascial release techniques, stretches and rehabilitation exercises, and chiropractic adjustments. At home exercises will also be prescribed. It is imperative to perform your “homework” in order to progress quickly through treatment and move to the prevention phase of care.