When any spinal bone is misaligned, or not moving properly it creates problems. The problems most commonly are either with the nerves passing through the area or at the joints between the bones.
From there you’ll be invited to lie down on the adjusting table, which is a softly padded, comfortable table that has a slot at the head of the table, so you can rest comfortably face down and not squish your face. I will again feel your spine from your head to your hips. How your spinal bones align and move can be different when you’re holding your body weight up against gravity, versus lying down, so I check both.
With all that done I’ll understand what problems might be present, how they’re adversely affecting you, and how to start helping you. This is when we begin the chiropractic adjustment. An adjustment can be a very diverse thing. Some styles of adjustment can be quick, small movements to the spine that produce popping noises that’s similar to cracking knuckles. Other styles can be with very slow movements, and with gently sustained contacts, no noises at all.