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What is an adjustment?

An adjustment is the technique chiropractors use to manipulate your body, primarily the head, neck, spine and pelvis, with their hands. There are a number of different methods of adjustments that use various degrees of hand pressure and specialised equipment, including:

  • Using the hands to press or push
  • Positioning the body to use gravity and the body’s own weight
  • Using mechanical instruments
  • Placing wedges under the body and using the body’s own weight
  • Using specialised adjusting tables to assist adjustments
  • Using slow and sustained hand pressure or swifter movements.


You may be adjusted while standing, sitting, lying down or in combination – it depends on your symptoms and our best practice advice. Sometimes you can hear a clicking or clunking sound as the spinal joints are adjusted, but this is usually painless.

What’s that loud pop we hear during some chiropractic adjustments?

It is the releasing of ‘gas’ in the fluids around your joints. There are air bubbles in the fluids and as the joint is manipulated the joint opens and the gas is released. It is completely normal and natural to hear the noise.

When a manual chiropractic adjustment is performed there is a separation of the surfaces within the joint. This creates low pressure in the joint (aka suction) and some of the naturally occurring gases dissolved in the fluid produce a bubble which makes the ‘pop’ sound.

How long should I see the chiropractor?

As long as you wish. You may decide to stop your visits once your treatment is successful and only return if the pain flares up. Alternatively you may decide to continue with regular visits to maintain regular observation and chiropractic care.

What is NET (Neuro-Emotional Technique)?

NET is an amalgamation of many chiropractic principles and uses manual muscle testing, the physiology of emotions, Pavlovian response, acupuncture meridian correlations, repetition compulsion, and memory and physiological response.

The primary goal of NET is to resolve mind-body stress either via spinal correction or active pulse points found through advanced diagnosis.

For more information got to www.netmindbody.com