Chiropractic Adjustment Definition

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A chiropractic adjustment is a common method for chiropractors to treat back pain and neck pain and involves the chiropractor applying thrusts of varying speed and forces to spinal joints that are causing dysfunction and related pain.

Chiropractic adjustments are specific forms of spinal manipulation, an ancient practice that is based on restoring the structural integrity of the spine. A chiropractic adjustment is often associated with a popping of the joints that sounds painful but is described as providing immediate feelings of pain relief.