There are hundreds of ways of using carefully directed and controlled pressure to restore these subluxated (‘stuck’ or fixated) joints. This may require a quick thrust by hand, the use of an adjusting tool (Activator), or in other instances a slow, constant pressure. Sometimes, only one area of the spine is adjusted, and other times the entire body may require attention. Interestingly, adjusting of the joints works directly by stimulating the control centres of your spinal cord and nervous system, helping them do their job better, and enabling you to maintain your own alignment easier.
Some adjusting approaches can result in a faint ‘popping’ sound, called a cavitation and do not hurt. This sound is created by the shifting of gas and fluid within the joint, not the crunching of bones. Contrary to popular belief, the presence or loudness of the sound has little meaning, and varies with each patient.
These are some of the techniques our Chiropractors frequently utilise during patient treatments.