Adjustments and Manipulation

chiropractic adjustment


Restore spinal alignment and improve overall health with a spinal adjustment performed by Dr. Kevin Holton at The Holton Center for Integrative Healthcare in Metuchen, NJ.

5 Common Spinal Adjustment Questions Answered

Spinal adjustments are just one of several techniques provided by Dr. Holton at The Holton Center for Integrative Healthcare in Metuchen, NJ. Below, you’ll find some of the top questions answered so that you feel more comfortable taking advantage of this invaluable technique.

What does a spinal adjustment really do?

Adjustments help solve a foundational problem. The vertebrae need to be stacked neatly on top of one another for the body to perform properly. Unfortunately, many issues can cause single or multiple vertebrae to become misaligned, and adjustments restore the alignment.

Are spinal adjustments good for you?

Yes, they can be very beneficial in a number of ways. In addition to relieving pain, they can help relieve muscle tension and nerve compression, as well as improve your range of motion and more.

What’s the difference between a spinal adjustment and spinal manipulation?

Adjustments are a form of spinal manipulation. Manipulation focuses on the spine as a whole, while adjustments target a specific area of the spine to improve overall spinal wellness.

What is the cracking noise when you get an adjustment?

The noise is actually referred to as cavitation, and it’s not what most people expect. No bones are being broken or harm is being done. Instead, the sound comes from a type of bubble popping. When there is a misalignment, it leaves an empty space between the bones that is filled with gas and pressure. The popping you hear is this gas being released.

What if I’m not comfortable with twisting and turning?

You are in good company. There are many people who are uncomfortable with traditional adjustments, as they don’t like being twisted. Others cannot handle traditional adjustments due to an injury or other issue. You don’t have to let this prevent you from getting adjustments, though, as gentle adjustments are available for your comfort.

If you have more questions or would like to schedule a spinal adjustment with Dr. Holton, you can reach our team at The Holton Center for Integrative Healthcare in Metuchen, NJ by calling (732) 549-0141 today.

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