Many people have a fear of being adjusted, especially when it is their neck. At Spinal Aid Center we use gentle techniques to adjust the vertebrae where necessary. Many times a tool called an activator is used that puts a quick but gentle pressure where the doctor finds there is a need for it. This is a comfortable procedure, and only joints that are in need of movement are addressed.
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 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. You may hear a noise that sounds like you're cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.
When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak.
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.