Q: What is an “adjustment?”

Author: Aberdeen Chiropractic |

A: With precision and skill, an adjustment is typically applied manually to an affected joint of the body. The intent of an adjustment is to the optimize function of the joint and restore it to its proper movement.

After a joint has been adjusted, you may hear a “pop” sound. This is completely normal and is common with most forms of adjustments. The resulting sound of an adjustment is a gas bubble escaping from the joint.

Adjustment techniques have undergone many years of research. Complications and side-effects of the treatment are relatively rare, but may include temporary soreness. Your chiropractor is highly trained in evaluating the effectiveness of this treatment for specific types of injuries and ailments. We would also be glad to refer you to another health care provider if it is determined your needs will not be met through chiropractic care.