Spinal Adjustment

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Spinal adjustment is a chiropractic procedure that helps correct imperfections in the spinal column. By manipulating the spine manually or by various other methods, the bones are gently put back into place to help relieve pressure that causes pain and other physical ailments. When the spine is not aligned, it can cause issues with every other part of your body, especially the back, legs, and neck. Trained specialists, such as those here at Fitness Chiropractic & Massage Therapy understand the importance of being precise in working with the spine and can make these adjustments quickly, getting you back to your regular activity with very little discomfort.

Spinal Adjustment Techniques

The techniques used for spinal adjustment are varied. The method used will depend upon several factors, which include what is wrong, the chiropractor’s training, and the method you feel most comfortable undergoing. A thorough medical history will help your doctor decide which method will best suit your particular needs.

Diversified Technique

This is the manipulation of the spine by using hands and special thrusting motions that reposition the bones.

Sacro Occipital Technique

With this technique, special areas of the head are manipulated to produce the desired effect.

Cox Flexion Distraction

A specialized table with moving parts gently rocks you in a way that slowly realigns the bones.

Spinal Decompression

This method involves gently stretching and relaxing the spine until the spinal bones fall into place.

Inversion Table

This allows you to be strapped to a table that gently moves you upside-down, at an angle to help the bones readjust by gravity.

Active Release Technique

This involves massaging the various problem areas until they are gently pushed into place.


This ancient practice involves placing specialized suction cups on the body to target problem areas.

Post-Surgical and Pre-Surgical Rehab

These are done to reduce recovery problems and lessen the amount of time needed in recovery.

Deep Muscle Stimulator

The use of vibration to stimulate and relax the deep muscles.

Rapid Release Machine

Another method using vibration to help release energy blocks.

Conditions Treated by Spinal Adjustment

The most treated ailments treated by spinal adjustment are back pain, particularly the lower back, neck pain and regular headaches. All of these conditions can be caused by a misalignment. Other conditions include leg pain, hip discomfort and a variety of pinched nerve issues. Spinal adjust can also alleviate symptoms caused by arthritis and scoliosis.

We can help

Having issues with the alignment of your spine can make you feel as though your entire body is against you. Contact us today to set up an appointment with one of our highly-trained specialists. We will work with you to answer any questions or concerns you may have and explain to you what we can accomplish with treatment. Helping you live a pain-free life is our goal, one we take seriously. We know you deserve it.

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