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Dr. Travis Ehlers is my favorite chiropractor of all time! I have had chiropractic treatments for over 20 years & he is the best doctor I have had work on me. He is dedicated to his profession & always strives to improve his skills. I have needed adjustments for various circumstances & he always has had the right protocol for the situation. I have seen the determination in him to be the best he can be for his patients & with that I know I can recommend him to anyone. He is a true professional & we are lucky to have a doctor with his care & consideration. A five star rating for sure!!

Evette, Chiropractic Adjustment

Chiropractic Adjustment

A chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is a common therapeutic treatment for lower back pain. A chiropractic adjustment refers to a chiropractor applying manipulation to the vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally.

The objective of this chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation, with the goals of increasing range of motion, reducing nerve irritability and improving function.

Chiropractic Adjustment Description

A chiropractic adjustment typically involves:

  • A high velocity, short lever arm thrust applied to a vertebra
  • An accompanying, audible release of gas (joint cavitation) that is caused by the release of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, which releases joint pressure (cavitation)
  • A relieving sensation most of the time, although minor discomfort has been reported (that usually lasts for a short time duration) if the surrounding muscles are in spasm or the patient tenses up during this chiropractic care.

Chiropractic Adjustment Techniques

There are many different manipulative techniques that can be utilized in chiropractic, and there is a certain skill level and "art" involved with high velocity, low amplitude adjustment or manipulation. It is perhaps more important for the chiropractor to determine when not to apply the adjustment.


This page was last updated on 07/13/2014 11:39 AM PST by Staff at Oasis MD
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