A Chiropractic Adjustment is the specific directional movement of vertebrae in the spine to realign vertebrae and remove pressure and interference to the nerve roots that exit in between the spinal bones. Spinal misalignments can occur for a number of reasons ranging from physical, chemical or mental/emotional stress.
When these vertebrae are out of alignment, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves, the communication from the brain to the body can be interfered with, and we can't function at our peak.
Chiropractic adjustments can be administered with many different techniques. The Doctor may perform a manual adjustment using her hands or use an instrument to gently adjust a vertebrae back into place. She prides her practice on gentle, specific adjustments and they often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you're cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.
Overall, Chiropractic adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level. When the body is in alignment, the body is able to respond and perform as it was designed to.