The science and art concerned with the relationship between the
spinal column, joints of the body, and nervous system as it
affects the maintenance and restoration of health. The hands
are used to correct and adjust malfunctioning or misaligned
vertebrae or joints.
A fixation, malfunction, or structural misalignment of the
vertebrae or joints that results in an alteration of the normal
mechanical and neurological functions of the body. A subluxation
may not always produce pain or discomfort, but is always
an unhealthy condition.
The Chiropractic procedure used to eliminate or reduce a
subluxation. An adjustment restores proper position, and
normal mechanical and neurological function to the vertebrae
and joints of the body. Adjustments are vital for the
optimal health of the body.
The characteristic sound produced when an adjustment is made.
It is the result of compressed gases being released from the
abnormal pressures inside the fixated and malfunctioning
vertebrae or joints. Rather than being called a "pop"
or "crack", it is correctly referred to as a "release".