When performing an adjustment, the doctor applies a precisely directed force to a spinal joint that is out of alignment or not moving properly. Restoring normal motion to spinal joints can allow spinal bones to return to a more proper position, allowing your body to function as it should. This safe, natural approach to restoring proper spinal and nervous system function can improve your overall health. Not all adjustments are the same. Often, the doctor’s hands or a specially designed instrument are used to deliver a quick therapeutic thrust to the affected joint. Other techniques require slow, constant pressure.
Based on years of training, experience, and careful evaluation of your unique spinal problem, Dr. Choi will recommend a program of care designed for you and your specific needs. She also uses a variety of tools to provide ‘non-force’ adjustments for patients who are new to chiropractic adjustments.
This depends on your problem and your body’s needs. Longstanding or neglected problems often require ongoing care to restore and maintain good spinal health. You wouldn’t expect just one of the many pills of a prescription to provide a cure. Similarly, you shouldn’t expect only one adjustment to heal you. Healing often takes time.
Some patients seek chiropractic care only when pain is unbearable. This “crisis” approach can be time-consuming, costly, and uncomfortable. Most patients find that the best results come from an individual care program and periodic chiropractic check-ups.