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What are ‘adjustments’?

Chiropractic adjustments are highly skilled, specific, effective methods of restoring spinal or other joint alignment and motion, administered by qualified doctors of chiropractic who have received 5 years of training and are registered with the General Chiropractic Council.

The chiropractic adjustment is a technique that is used to correct restriction and or misalignment of normal joint motion, (usually within the spine).  Restoring normal motion and alignment to joints helps to resolve any neuro-physiological dysfunction that exists as a result of misalignment or restriction. Joint dysfunction may present in many ways ranging from pain in the area, lack of general mobility, muscle spasm/pain, weakness, poor posture, pins and needles or pain far away from the problem area, restricted movement to generalised fatigue or headaches.

An adjustment is normally given manually (by hand) but specific instrumentation can also be used. It involves a very specific, fast and gentle force being applied to the effected joint in the direction required. An adjustment results in improved motion and/or alignment at the joint and hence improved neurophysiological function.

The type of adjustment you receive will be determined by your needs and your specific problem. Some patients will require adjustments that result in an audible click or pop whereas some others are more suited (due to health reasons or personal preference) to much more gentle techniques. Dr Moss will provide the treatment that is best suited for you and will discuss all proposed techniques with you prior to your starting care.

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