The goal of a chiropractic adjustment is to correct the spinal subluxations detected during the examination. To do that, Dr. Upston applies pressure to the bone and unlocks it from its improper position. The bone will then be free to align itself correctly.
Some people think that a chiropractor forces a vertebra back into its proper place, but only the individual’s own body knows certainly where the proper place for each bone is. The role of a chiropractor is to free up the vertebrae so that your body can do its job and put them back in the correct position.
Unfortunately, the muscles connected to subluxated vertebrae get used to their positions and have a tendency to pull the bone back out of place. It may take several adjustments before the adjustment holds and the bone settles into its proper alignment.
Dr. Upston uses a wide variety of adjustment techniques such as diversified, Gonstead, Thompson Drop, Activator Methods, Palmer Package, extremity adjusting and many more.