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Chiropractic care is the art and science of leveraging your body's natural healing process as it relates to pain in the back, neck, joints and head. One of the most popular treatments offered by experienced chiropractors is known as spinal adjustment, or chiropractic adjustment. Both are names for the same technique: stretching and flexing the vertebra in your back to help relieve pain.
Spinal adjustment works by applying pressure to misaligned vertebrae and soft tissue. As the chiropractor applies careful pressure to the area, the structures are flexed gently. This stretching motion stimulates blood flow and resolves spinal subluxations, aligning your vertebrae into a freer and more comfortable position.
When you arrive at our Albany chiropractic offices, you will be asked about your history, symptoms and any problem areas before a final decision is made about the type and strength of adjustment that will serve you best. Typically your adjustment takes place while lying face-down on a special table, although for certain procedures the patient may sit instead.
Some patients become concerned at the popping or cracking sounds they hear, but rest assured: these noises are little more than gas bubbles popping, not unlike the harmless pops you hear when you're cracking your knuckles. Spinal adjustment is considered safe and reliable.
If you have persistent back pain, head pain or neck pain and want to speak with an expert Albany chiropractor today, please contact our Albany spinal adjustment offices.