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  • Writer's pictureLucila Izaguirre

What is a Full-Body Chiropractic Adjustment?

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Chiropractic adjustments are the most common type of therapy chiropractors apply. These treatments form the basis of our care, although we do not limit our practice to them. Full-body chiropractic adjustments reduce pain through spinal manipulation, reduce inflammation, and properly align the spine.

These techniques improve mobility, reduce neck pain, and improve chronic pain and other symptoms of various diseases. People often associate this full-body technique with something called "cavitation" or "cracking." Chiropractors apply a force on your joints and reduce built-up pressure, which makes a cracking or popping sound.

In this blog post, Somerset Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre will discuss the benefits of chiropractic adjustments. We'll develop the science behind the technique and what to expect during the treatment. Read ahead to learn more.

The Science Behind Chiropractic Adjustments

This technique involves applying a small force to the joints during an adjustment. Some chiropractors use their hands, while others use drop tables or activators. The aim is to improve joint alignment and body function.

Full-body chiropractic adjustments are safe when performed by licensed chiropractors. Complications can arise, so it's important to make sure you are in good hands.

Why do these adjustments work?

  • Adjustments can stimulate the release of endorphins, which helps reduce pain.

  • They can help relax tight muscles, reducing spasms.

  • They decrease inflammation around the joints, a common pain source.

  • Adjustments can correct wrong postures that contribute to chronic pain.

What are the Chiropractic Adjustment Benefits?

The benefits of full-body chiropractic adjustments go beyond the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, and muscles). Here are some of them:

  • Pain relief (back, neck, joints)

  • Improved mobility and flexibility

  • Better posture

  • Improves nervous system function

  • Reduces stress

  • Manages chronic pain

  • Reduces insomnia

People around the world seek full-body chiropractic adjustments for these very reasons.

Who Can Benefit from Full Body Adjustments?

Chiropractic adjustments or spinal manipulations bring a lot of benefits. Here are some individuals who can take advantage of this type of chiropractic care:

  • Those suffering from chronic back pain, neck, or joint pain.

  • Athletes to enhance their performance, prevent injuries, and recover quicker.

  • People with poor posture

  • People with tension headaches and migraines

  • Patients recovering from muscle or joint injuries

  • Pregnant women for pain management, spine alignment, and preparation for childbirth

  • People experiencing limited motion in their necks, backs, or limbs

Even individuals without specific pain or injuries can benefit from adjustments. Older adults can even maintain mobility, manage arthritis, and improve their quality of life.

Safety and Risks

When a licensed chiropractor performs an adjustment, this treatment is perfectly safe. Complications are very rare, but it's always cautious to look out for the following:

  • A herniated disk (or worsening of an existing one) - 1 in every 100,000

  • Nerve compression on the lower back - 1 in every 50,000

  • A stroke from neck manipulation - 0.05 to 1.46 in every 10,000,000

  • Rib fractures - 1 in every 1,000,000

Choosing the Right Chiropractor in Ajax, Ontario

Choosing the right chiropractor for people seeking chiropractic treatment reduces the chances of side effects. Somerset Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre count on Dr. Craig Brennan and Dr. Vince Pantano

The right chiropractor will employ an adjustment that is right for your chronic condition. We treat neck pain, sciatica, herniation, and other conditions with the utmost care.

Call us today to schedule a chiropractic appointment at our center. Dial 905-239-9090 and ask about our treatment plans.


Full-body chiropractic adjustments alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and improve mobility. While safe with a licensed chiropractor, choosing a qualified practitioner is important to avoid rare complications. Adjustments benefit people with chronic pain, pregnant women, and others.

Somerset Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre in Ajax, Ontario, offers expert care tailored to individual needs. Visit us at 1995 Salem Rd N2, Ajax, ON L1T 0J9, or book an appointment today.


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