The term “adjustment” refers to the specific manipulation chiropractors apply to vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. The objective of the chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation (bone misalignment), which results in an increased range of motion, reduced nerve irritability and improved function.
The adjustment made by a Goodwin Chiropractic Chiropractor consists of many different techniques that Dr. Goodwin has been trained in over the last twelve years and many ways of correct subluxation without “cracking a bone”.
What is the cracking sound/audible? The audible sound is caused by the release of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, which releases joint pressure (cavitation). The sensation is usually relieving causing a stretch reflex mechanism allowing the muscles and tendons to relax.