Manual Adjustment / Manipulation
The chiropractic adjustment is also referred to as a joint "manipulation".
Dr. Tansey will apply his hands to the area of the spine
to be treated in such a way as to mobilize the joints. Most
commonly, the doctor will apply a quick, short manual
movement to the joint. The joint usually elicits an audible
"pop" or "crack," similar to when you "crack" your knuckles.
You may sense movement of the joint. The joint "crack" is
not necessary for treatment to be successful. The goals of the chiropractic manipulation
are to increase the joint mobility/ range of motion,. relieve pain,
reduce muscle spasm, and restore optimal joint function