How is a chiropractic adjustment performed?

Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during the intensive years of chiropractic education. The chiropractor typically uses his/her hands to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to reduce pain, and restore or enhance joint function. Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment.
Chiropractic adjustments don't always involve or need a "crack" as there are various techniques we use that don't involve "cracking" the joint, including drop piece, activator and soft tissue techniques. As everyone's neurology is unique the treatment protocol needs to be individually designed as the amount of stimulation required for maximum benifit varies from person to person. As always if there is discomfort in any of the techniques others can be implemented allowing for care without having to get the "crack"