A chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation, is the primary chiropractic treatment.
A chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which chiropractors use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal of this procedure is to reduce a spinal subluxation, which is a partial vertebral dislocation affecting nearby nerves. Chiropractic adjustments improve your body's physical function both in terms of musculoskeletal biomechanics and visceral function.
Spinal manipulation relieves pressure on joints and improves nerve function. It has been utilized as a form of treatment since the ancient Greek Hippocrates documented manipulative techniques in his writings back in 1500 B.C. Today, spinal manipulation is used to treat a myriad of conditions such as allergies, menstrual cramps and headaches.
Dr. Saunders Techniques
As a full-spine adjuster, these are the main chiropractic techniques that Dr. Saunders utilizes: