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Adjustments and Manipulation

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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.

Extremity Adjusting

Dr. Kindra Ingram is a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner in Silver Spring, Maryland. She has completed additional corrective care training set by the Council on Extremity Adjusting. The focus of extremity adjusting and analysis is to make sure the whole body is addressed. We make sure the nervous system and body are functioning throughout and if there is a problem outside of the spine, it can be addressed.

Many people have shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle and foot pain that cannot always be completely resolved with a spinal adjustment. We want to make sure your whole body is balanced and working properly. Spinal adjustments along with Extremity adjusting will enable you to achieve total body wellness.