Adjustments, or manipulation as they're sometimes referred to is the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to normalize vertebrae movement that has restricted motion for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.
When these vertebrae not moving properly, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper movement and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak.
An adjustment is the application of pressure by the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument in an attempt to normalize vertebrae movement. Overall, adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level. When the spine is moving normally or properly, the body is able to respond and perform as it was designed.
Chiropractic manual therapy or adjustments are a a safe, effective way of treating the spine. While all medical procedures have elements of risk, Chiropractic treatment has the lowest risk of all medical procedures.