Adjustments, or manipulation as they’re sometimes referred to is the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.
When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can’t function at our peak.
An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you’re cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.
Overall, adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level. When the body is in alignment, the body is able to respond and perform as it was designed to.
Dr. Bowen uses Diversified technique to perform his chiropractic adjusting. Diversified tehcnique is a combination of all types of chiropractic techniques. Kind of a best-of-the-best technique. He prefers hands-on manual adjusting over mechanical adjusting (Activator Technique) but he decides what is the best technique on a case-by-case basis. Dr. Bowen also performs drop-table adjusting as needed. In most cases, Dr. Bowen adjusts all regions of the spine where subluxations are found whether the patient is experiencing symptoms or not. However, if you do not want a particular region to be adjusted for any reason, let him know and he will comply with your wishes.