Chiropractic adjustments, what can I expect during an adjustment and what is it?
A chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation when applied to the neck or
back, will vary in nature depending on the area of the body being treated.
When treating the neck, spinal manipulation is a process whereby your chiropractor will
apply a quick but gentle movement to your head and/or neck, this may or may not produce
an audible clicking sensation known as an audible release.
Adjustments throughout the midback and low back are achieved through a quick and firm
impulse applied to the area, similarly to neck adjustments this may or may not produce an
Adjustments can also be applied to a number of joints in the arms or legs, whereby this
similar quick and firm impulse can be utilised to manage pain in these regions.
The adjustment itself isn’t painful, although some individuals do experience a muscular
pulling sensation in surrounding regions to the adjustment site whilst your practitioner is
getting you into position prior to performing an adjustment. This is common and nothing to
be concerned about, although important that you let your clinician know if you do
experience this, so they can change your positioning to ensure your comfort throughout.
What are the benefits of chiropractic adjustments?
If you and your practitioner have deemed chiropractic adjustments as an appropriate form
of management, they could help you gain benefits such as:
or from home, facilitating recovery
What common conditions can a chiropractor help treat?
Chiropractors treat conditions or pain arising from the musculoskeletal and peripheral
nervous system, meaning they treat the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves
throughout the whole body. This means chiropractors can treat a vast variety of conditions
which involve these areas of the body, however common conditions that chiropractors
regularly see and treat in clinic include:
to massage and soft tissue release techniques, there’s a broad spectrum of conditions
they’re able to help you manage.
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References for above –
Pain management = https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6112063/
(Mann et al,2018),
Evidence based evaluation & management of common spinal conditions: A guide for the
manual practitioner (Browning, 2021). Orthopaedic Conditions (Vizniak, 2016).
Increasing ROM - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3487906/systematic
review by (Millian et al, 2012).
Athletic performance -
– Evidence based evaluation & management of common spinal
conditions: A guide for the manual practitioner (Browning, 2021) and NICE guidelines
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