Chiropractic care involves the diagnosis and treatment of disorders mainly of the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors specialize in the assessment and treatment of spinal dysfunction; however, they are also able to treat other joint disorders. Chiropractic treatment involves manual therapy, especially manipulation of the spine, joints, and soft tissues.
What Is Joint Manipulation/Chiropractic Adjustment?
Joint manipulation or an “adjustment” is a very precise and quick movement applied to a joint at its end range of motion; sometimes causing an audible release. The sound that is often heard is due to air bubbles moving creating a “popping” noise. Chiropractic treatment helps to restore normal joint functioning as well as improve range of motion. Joint manipulation can also have a positive impact on tendon, ligament, and other soft tissues.
What a chiropractor can treat includes, but is not limited to the following;