The term chiropractic "adjustment" refers to the use of a high velocity, short lever arm thrust, in a specific direction, applied to a vertebra or other joints in the body that have abnormal movement patterns, become fixated (locked up) and fail to function normally.
Joints, bones, muscles, nerves, and connective tissue make up your musculoskeletal system and its optimal function is necessary for your overall good health. When the 24 bones that house and protect the spinal cord lose their normal motion or position, delicate nerve tissue can become choked or irritated resulting in improper nerve function. If a complete and thorough examination reveal malfunctioning areas of your spine, chiropractic adjustments may help correct this condition.
The objective of the chiropractic adjustment is to help normalize spinal function and joint mobility, reduce the subluxation, (return the bones to a more normal motion or position), thus improving nervous system function. In this way the body can begin the natural healing process, resulting in an increased range of motion, reduced nerve irritability, relieving pain and ill health.
There are many ways to adjust the spine. Dr Espinoza utilizes the Pierce Stillwagon and Palmer methods of adjusting the spine and other joints of the body, which is precise and tailored to each individual's unique subluxations. Dr. Espinoza had delivered adjustments to newborns, children of all ages and the eldest in our senior population to help reduce the nerve interference caused by subluxations and return to each individual a properly functioning nervous system thereby allowing their body to function at it’s best and restoring to each their quality of life.
Chiropractic care is a branch of the healing arts based upon the understanding that good health depends, upon a normally functioning nervous system. "Chiropractic" comes from the Greek word chiropraktikos, meaning "effective treatment by hand." Chiropractors via the chiropractic adjustment look to address disease by locating and adjusting a musculoskeletal area of the body which is functioning improperly.