What is an adjustment?

By: Dr. Anna Neff Sep 15, 2012
  Question

What exactly is a chiropractic adjustment?

Adjustments loosen the joint to restore proper motion and optimize function.

An adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement, usually applied by hand, to a joint of the body (usually the spine). Adjustments loosen the joint to restore proper motion and optimize function. It also relieves any pressure or tension on the spinal cord and the nerves that exit the spine. When a joint is adjusted, a gas bubble escapes causing a popping noise, called a “cavitation”.

Dr. Anna Neff graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon with a Doctorate degree in Chiropractic, and opened her office in Milton in 2000. Prior to attending Chiropractic College, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from The University of Western Ontario. She has also completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program through the Department of Anaesthesia at McMaster University. Dr. Neff is also a member of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the Ontario Chiropractic Association, the Canadian Chiropractic Association, and the World Chiropractic Association.