Adjustments and Manipulation


Spinal adjustments are the bread and butter of chiropractic treatments. At Grand Blanc Chiropractic, Dr. Angela Cherniawski specializes in chiropractic adjustments. She's studied the craft intensively and is familiar with several different techniques.

What are spinal adjustments?

Spinal adjustments are the manipulation of the spine using either the hands or chiropractic instruments. There are a variety of techniques for different goals. In general, force is applied to a specific point on the spine in a way designed to return the vertebrae to the proper anatomical position. This leads to reduced pain and pressure, as well as improved overall spinal health.

What do spinal adjustments feel like?

Adjustments are generally painless. A quick force will be applied to the spine. Then, you'll normally feel and hear a pop, similar to cracking a knuckle. After that, many patients report feeling a release of tension in the affected area. These adjustments have minimal side effects, and severe reactions are pretty rare.

What can spinal adjustments treat?

You may need to have several adjustment sessions to see lasting results. Conditions are often caused by lifestyle habits that need to be adjusted to experience the best results. Spinal adjustments can be used to treat a variety of conditions. If you're unsure whether they'll help your unique situation, reach out to Grand Blanc Chiropractic. Dr. Cherniawski and our expert team will be happy to answer any questions you have. Treatable conditions include:
- Neck and back pain
- Sciatica
- Headaches and migraines
- Bulging and herniated discs
- and more!

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How Does Spinal Manipulation Work?

There are well over 100 types of adjustment techniques used by chiropractors throughout the world. Some practitioners may use force and twisting, while other techniques are more gentle. Regardless of how they are performed, these techniques are intended to restore or enhance joint function with the objectives of reducing pain and resolving joint inflammation.

When vertebrae shift out of place, there is an overall systemic response from the muscular system to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow, our nerves, our immune system, and our minds cannot function at their highest peak.

Overall, spinal adjustments and manipulations are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level without any discomfort. When the body is adequately aligned, it becomes able to respond and perform as it was built to do.