What is an adjustment?
Chiropractic adjustments often involve a gentle push that helps add motion to joints that aren’t moving well. Some methods use the hands, others a special hand held adjusting instrument (the Activator), a special table, or pelvic blocks that utilise the force of gravity. There are many ways to adjust joints. Before making an adjustment the practitioner needs to consider the level and direction, the minimal amount of force required, any contraindications and the best method for the patient’s age and condition.
Will adjustments hurt or make my spine too loose?
In most cases adjustments do not hurt at all and in fact most people find having an adjustment very relaxing. Some people may feel slight soreness following their first few adjustments as the body begins to move better and re-align. Only the joints that are “locked up” and too stiff receive adjustments, this allows weakened muscles & ligaments to stabilise & heal.
.Can patients with osteoporosis/arthritis/disc bulges receive chiropractic care?
People of any age and condition can receive chiropractic care. There are many ways to adjust the spine. We can use techniques which are extremely low force and suitable for conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis and disc bulges or herniations.