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Foley Chiropractor | Foley chiropractic care | AL | Adjustments & Manipulation

Hightower Family Chiropractic

1115-A N McKenzie Street Foley, AL 36535


251-943-8511
251-943-8520 Fax

Adjustments & Manipulation
 

Adjustment_2.jpg Adjustments, or manipulation as they're sometimes referred to, are the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.

When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. (We call this a Subluxation)  Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak.

An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you're cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation.  Sometimes it may be the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.  Other times it may be two slick surfaces that are stuck or have restricted movement.  When we get them to move properly, it might sound like pulling a suction cup off a mirror.

Overall, 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.

 
 
 
Foley Chiropractor | Adjustments & Manipulation. Dr. Richard Hightower is a Foley Chiropractor.