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.
In this picture, Dr. Luban is giving a manual adjustment to the patient after stretching. The patient lays down on a table and then Dr. Luban uses his hands to give a gentle thrust to reduce the subluxation. Depending on the area of the body, there may be some "twisting" or " bending" involved. The patient may hear or feel a "pop", or "crack" that indicates the subluxation has been reduced.
After the adjustment, the patient usually feels a great sense of relief.