What Is Chiropractic Adjustment?

Chiropractors provide modern non-invasive spine and joint care for their patients through chiropractic adjustments. 

ElitCare Chiropractic is a recognized Gonstead chiropractic Malaysia clinic. We provide the best chiropractic adjustments possible to all our patients.

A chiropractic adjustment is a type of manual therapy. It's a treatment delivered through the physician's hands that seeks to realign joint subluxations. Other more industry-related names for chiropractic adjustments are spinal manipulation and Grade 5 mobilization. 

The word subluxation will mean different things to a chiropractor than it does to a medical doctor, though either way, the definition of the term is "partial dislocation".  

When a chiropractor looks for a subluxation via the chiropractic diagnostic process, the things he looks for tend to be subtle gradations of position changes in the joints and accompanying soft tissue problems.

When a medical doctor sees a subluxation on an x-ray, it's a very obvious disconnect between the bones that make up a joint. Although a number of chiropractic methods and techniques exist, the most common version of an adjustment involves a controlled but fast directional thrust into the joint.

ElitCare Chiropractic uses the Gonstead chiropractic technique to treat all our patients. Come to our chiropractic clinic for treatment. We offer the best chiropractic Malaysia treatment for all ages ranging from adults to seniors, pregnant mothers to babies, children and teenagers. 

Gonstead chiropractic adjustment works best if you have a significant sublaxation or misalignment of the bone. If the misalignment is minor, you probably won't feel the discomfort that much. But if the misalignment is quite significant, then you will need a Gonstead chiropractor Malaysia to treat it back to normal.

The goal is to bring the bones of a joint back to their normal, natural fit. It may take just one adjustment in a Gonstead chiropractic clinic to achieve this aim so that the adjustment "sticks" or it may take several adjustments. 

Those looking for back pain treatment Malaysia will not be disappointed with our professional Gonstead Malaysia chiropractor. 

Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments

  • Improves joint mobility, function and health.
  • Makes tight muscles loose and loose muscles tight and improves the contractibility and strength of the muscle.
  • Decreases degeneration of the joint and connective tissues.
  • Decreases the on-going inflammatory process associated with the subluxation.
  • Improves circulation.
  • Speeds up the recovery process.
  • Improves nerve system function and the individual nerve's ability to carry nerve impulses more efficiently.
  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Improves individual organ system function - heart, lung, sinuses, digestive, etc.

  • Improves a person's disposition - they're more fun to be around.
  • Calms a hyperactive mind and energizes a depressed mind.
  • Increases energy, vitality and improves sleep.
  • Relieves and improves Prenatal Discomfort during pregnancy especially when it comes to back problems for pregnant mothers.
  • Decreases length of labor and associated back pain.
  • Decreases the adverse effects of stress.
  • Improves athletic performance for any sport.
  • Improves quality of life by enhancing the enjoyment and fulfillment of a person's values.
  • Prevention of sickness, disease and pain when your body is functioning as it should be. 
  • Improves overall health and wellness for infants and children.
  • Improves cognitive ability allowing one to be able to think more clearly.
  • DECREASES PAIN in the related area!

Chiropractors Have A Reputation For Back Cracking

You probably already know that chiropractors are often referred to as "back crackers". This nickname may have been bestowed based on the cracking and popping that's usually heard during a chiropractic treatment. 

A lot of people associate these sounds with a successful chiropractic adjustment. But in reality, they may have nothing to do with accurate re-alignment of your joints. Instead, they are thought to be a result of cavitation which is a sudden pressure decrease inside the joint that was brought about by the Gonstead chiropractic manipulation.

Cavitation causes gasses in the synovial fluid to be released into the space between the bones that are being adjusted called the joint space. According to Brodeur in his 1995 study published in the Journal of Manipulative Physiological and Therapeutics, these gasses comprise about 15% of the volume of the joint.

And while it's true that the mainstay of the chiropractic profession is adjustment of the spine, most also adjust the pelvis as a routine part of the treatment. 

Some also regularly adjust other joints such as knees, feet, wrists and more.

Detox Symptoms After Chiropractic Adjustment

Chiropractic care has been shown to help a lot of people in many different ways. Back pain, headaches, neck pain and even arthritis are common ailments that chiropractors are often able to treat. 

Another surprising benefit that many people are finding from chiropractic adjustment is detoxification. 

Actually, many people stumble upon this as a nice secondary benefit to getting chiropractic care. While they go in to have chiropractic treatment, detoxification becomes a nice bonus. 

Before your chiropractic alignment, it's likely that your nervous system was being jammed up in areas by subluxations. 

However, through chiropractic manipulations, your nerves may be able to work at their optimal level, which can be very tiring to the body if it has been deprived of this for some time.

Your body is reacting to chemical signals from the brain to the spinal cord constantly throughout the day. When that flow of energy gets disrupted due to spinal subluxations or dysfunctions of the spine, then that course of action is slowed down. 

By clearing out those blockages and regulating that flow of information to its optimal speed, then there is going to be an adjustment period for your body, causing it to feel very tired and even sick in the meantime. 

Why Does Detox Happen?

Many people find that after an adjustment, they feel a bit sick. In fact, some believe this is a negative thing and it may send them into a state of worry or panic. 

If you feel sick after a chiropractic adjustment, it may be the result of detoxification. This happens after the vertebrae of the spine are put back into their proper alignment. Since your central nervous system can then work correctly, it sends the message to your body to rid itself of toxins. 

As these toxins are released, your body is flooded with them and you get a sick sensation. Some of the symptoms you may experience if your body does go through toxic release are fatigue, headache, night sweats, tight muscles and diarrhea.

Detoxification is generally a good thing after a chiropractic adjustment. 

When your body gets rid of toxins, it can stay generally healthier and in better shape. Though the initial phases might feel worse, the long term effects will be much better and well worth it.

This usually passes within a day or 2, and afterward, you may find that you feel much better than previously.

Minimize The Detox Effect 

Here's how you can help prevent or minimize detox symptoms. By drinking plenty of water, you are helping to flush and detox the body of those toxins or eliminate the side effects of toxic release after a chiropractic adjustment.

Some of the detox symptoms you may experience if your body does go through it are feeling extremely tired after a chiropractic session. 

This is very common due to your body adjusting to the new way your nervous system is reacting to the treatment.