There are many ways to adjust the spine. Usually, the Chiropractors hands apply a gentle pressure (thrust) specifically designed to correct the misaligned joint. Sometimes the Chiropractor uses an Activator (a specially designed instrument that delivers a brief and highly-accurate pressure)
A chiropractic adjustment uses a gentle force in a specific direction, applied to a joint that is “locked up” (misaligned) or not moving properly. This allows for normal motion to the joint and importantly release the pressure placed on the spinal nerves, so that normal function can be restored.
After five years of university training and clinical experience, each chiropractor becomes highly skilled in the delivery of a variety of adjusting methods, all tailored to suit your needs. The purpose of this safe and natural adjusting procedure is to allow for improved spinal function, improved nervous system function and improved health and vitality.