An adjustment is the primary chiropractic method. The chiropractic adjustment involves applying a very specific corrective technique to restore normal joint function to the spine or to other joints of the body from shoulders to fingers and hips to toes depending on your needs.
Chiropractic care at Schwabe is a holistic hands-on approach. Dr. Kati Schwabe has been doing bodywork for over 20 years, so those hands are well trained! Our doctors feel your spine, joints, and your tissues to determine which joints aren’t moving as they should (dysfunction), areas of abnormal muscle tone, tenderness, or tissue inflammation. We typically deliver an adjustment using our hands with a quick, gentle thrust. That approach isn't loved by everyone and we are always happy to modify how we work to get the best results for you.
Overall, chiropractic adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level without any discomfort. When the joints of the body are moving appropriately, it becomes able to respond and perform as it is built to do!
Spinal manipulations or adjustments have been a trusted form of treatment since the ancient Greek, Hippocrates, documented manipulative techniques in his writings back in 1500 B.C. Chiropractors have more training in spinal and extremity manipulation than any other medical professional. We are experts in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal health and work to restore function to these systems.
When a spinal segment isn’t moving properly, it affects our skeletal system, nervous system (including the brain), as well as our muscle system. There is an ever-growing body of evidence to support the efficacy of the adjustment to restore or enhance joint function, reduce pain, resolve joint inflammation, and improve brain-body communication. In fact, JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) Open Network, recently reported that the results of a clinical trial showed that chiropractic care combined with usual medical care for low back pain provides greater pain relief and a greater reduction in disability than medical care alone. The study, which featured 750 active-duty members of the military, is one of the largest comparative effectiveness trials between usual medical care and chiropractic care ever conducted.
Goertz et al. (2018) JAMA Open Network