Manual Adjustments

Manual chiropractic adjustments are therapeutic techniques performed by chiropractors to correct restrictions or dysfunctions in the spine or other joints of the body. During a manual adjustment, Dr. Lacie will use her hands to apply a controlled force or pressure to the affected joint to restore motion back to the restricted area.

The manual adjustment process usually involves the chiropractor applying a quick, specific thrust to the targeted joint, often resulting in an audible popping or cracking sound. This sound is caused by the release of gas bubbles within the joint fluid, which is a normal and harmless occurrence.

The goal of a chiropractic adjustment is to restore proper motion and function to the joint, which can help alleviate pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall body function. Chiropractic adjustments are commonly used to treat conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, and joint problems.

Instrument Assisted

An instrument-assisted adjustment is a chiropractic technique that involves the use of specialized tools or instruments to perform adjustments on the spine or other joints of the body. Instead of using their hands to apply manual force to the joint, chiropractors use instruments designed to deliver controlled and precise impulses to the targeted area.

These instruments may vary in design but typically feature a handheld device with a specific shape or attachment that allows the chiropractor to apply focused pressure or vibration to the joint. The instruments may utilize mechanical, pneumatic, or spring-loaded mechanisms to deliver the therapeutic force.

The goal of instrument-assisted adjustments is similar to manual adjustments: to correct joint restrictions, improve joint mobility, and alleviate pain or discomfort. However, some patients may prefer instrument-assisted adjustments due to their gentler approach compared to traditional manual adjustments. Additionally, certain patients, such as those with sensitive joints or individuals who prefer a non-manual approach, may benefit from this technique.

If you have any questions about the types of adjustments utilized by Dr. Lacie at Legros Chiropractic & Rehab, please feel free to give us a call. We are always happy to chat!