One of the principal techniques used by Honolulu Chiropractor is "spinal adjustment," also known as a "chiropractic adjustment." In fact, chiropractors are famous in doing spinal adjustments. The term "modification" identifies the physical adjustment of the spinal column. The objective of this spinal modification is to reduce vertebral subluxation and return the backbone to a natural condition of health. The term subluxation is derived from the Latin word sub (less than or small ) and also luxate (to dislocate or be misaligned). Thus, vertebral subluxation means the slight dislocation or misalignment of the spinal vertebrae.
When a patient has subluxation, depending on the level of subluxation, a physician adjusts the misalignment in the spine to boost joint mobility and decrease pain, muscular spasms, and nerve irritation and impingement.
Chiropractic adjustments are a highly refined skill acquired over years of intensive training. The technique requires the manual use of a controlled force to the spinal vertebrae that have become misaligned and hypo-mobile (restricted in their range of motion). Although this sound might surprise time chiropractic patients, it's merely the audible release of gas from within the spinal nerves.