What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?



At Back In Alignment Chiropractic, Dr. Wilcox provides you with high-quality, affordable chiropractic care, and wants you to understand each procedure so you can feel comfortable. One of the more common terms used in chiropractic care is the term “adjustment.” But what is an adjustment?

When you’re told that you need “an adjustment,” you’re being told that a joint, typically in the spine, has become restricted in its normal movement, (called hypomobile), and needs to be corrected to restore its normal mobility.  The adjustment itself is a method of chiropractic correction where the chiropractor exerts a precise force onto the restricted joint, manipulating them into their natural position so they can move properly.

An adjustment can be delivered by hand, or by specially designed chiropractic instruments, depending on the type of correction needed. Dr. Wilcox primarily uses a technique called diversified; however, he has been trained in many chiropractic techniques.  The style of adjustment may change based on each chiropractic case to achieve optimal results.  



  1. Delores Lyon says

    Thanks for sharing this info on chiropractic adjustments. I had no idea that an adjustment is meant to fix a joint that has restricted movement. This might be exactly what I need for my lower back. It has been so tense lately, and I feel like I’m not as flexible as I used to be.

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