An adjustment is a treatment unique to chiropractic, which corrects spinal misalignments and dysfunction.
Local symptoms of vertebral joint dysfunction may cause inflammation (pain, tenderness, swelling), tingling, numbness, or spasm around the joints of the spine, back, and neck. Other misaligned joints that can be helped through the use of chiropractic adjustments include the knees, elbows, ankles, TMJ and hip joints. The primary goal of an adjustment is to improve spinal alignment and motion, thereby relieving nerve irritation, pressure, and pain. When these misalignments are corrected, the body is able to heal in a quicker and more effective manner. Symptoms such as headaches, gastrointestinal issues, and chronic ear infections may resolve after chiropractic adjustments.
There are many techniques that are used to deliver the chiropractic adjustment, and the physicians at Northeastern Chiropractic are versed in many differing styles and methods of treatment. The techniques used vary from gentle manual and instrument based adjustments to more forceful techniques. This allows for the effective treatment patients from all walks of life; including infants, pregnant women, athletes, and the chronically ill.