What Is An Adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is fixed,  or not moving properly.  This adds motion to the joint, helping the bones gradually return to a more normal position and motion.  The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to improve spinal function, nervous system function, and health.
There are many ways to adjust the spine.  Usually, the doctor's hands or specially designed instruments deliver a brief and highly accurate thrust.  Some adjusting methods are quick, whereas others require a slow and constant pressure.
After years of training and clinical experience, the chiropractic doctor becomes highly skilled in the delivery of a variety of adjusting approaches.

Are All Patients Adjusted The Same Way?

Regardless of the adjusting technique, chiropractic care is tailored to each patient's age, condition, and spinal problem.  The doctor evaluates each patient's unique spinal problem and develops an individual course of care.  The resulting recommendations are based upon years of training and experience.
Some patients who complain of headaches may actually have a lower back problem that is causing a compensation reaction at the base of the skull.  Other patients may be experiencing numbness and tingling in their fingers, when the actual problem is in the neck.  Every patient presents a uniquely different spinal pattern.
Patients can be certain that their chiropractic care is delivered with confidence and precision.  Each visit builds on the one before.  While visits may seem similar, each patient's care is uniquely different from every other patient's.

How Long Will I Need Chiropractic Care?

Periodic chiropractic checkups, like brushing and flossing, getting regular exercise, and eating wholesome foods is part of a healthy lifestyle.
Neglected spinal problems may require ongoing supportive care for optimum spinal function.  These longstanding problems are often associated with muscle weakness, soft tissue damage, and degenerative changes to the spine.  Most patients find that periodic chiropractic checkups help keep them in tip-top shape. Those who are active, have stressful jobs, or want to be their very best, find that a schedule of preventive visits is helpful in the maintenance of good health.
Some patients seek chiropractic care only when their ache or pain becomes unbearable.   While this style of "crisis management" is usually more costly and time-consuming, our office stands ready to help all patients, regardless of their health goals.
How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.

8638 Route 104  Suite 30
Mt. Pleasant Mills, PA  17853