The chiropractic adjustment aims to remove pain and stiffness in a dysfunctional joint. It also works to remove compensatory muscle tightness around the area. To perform the adjustment, the chiropractor gently moves the joint through its range of motion. The adjustment often produces a ‘pop’ or ‘crack’ sound which is merely gas bubbles popping within the joint. The chiropractic adjustment (spinal manipulation) has been demonstrated by the scientific literature to reduce pain and improve mobility.
Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments
- Reduces pain and stiffness by influencing joint structures.
- Restores normal function of the body’s kinetic chain.
- Stimulates the central nervous system to reduce pain and sensitivity.
- Improves range of motion by alleviating joint stiffness and muscle spasm.