The key to chiropractic care is the spinal adjustment. This is the way doctors of chiropractic correct subluxations.
The Goal of the Adjustment
The goal of the chiropractic adjustment is to correct the spinal subluxations detected during the examination. To do that, the doctor applies pressure to the bone and "unlocks" it from its improper position. The bone will then be free to align itself correctly.
Many people think that the chiropractor forces a vertebra back into its "proper" place. But only the individual's own Innate Intelligence knows for sure what the proper place for each bone is. The role of the chiropractor is to free up the vertebrae. Then, the 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.
The Technique is performed with patented stainless-steel instruments designed to detect and treat soft-tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation in o rder to reduce pain and restore function. When connective tissue, such as muscle, ligaments, or tendons become restricted or scarred, it can result in pain, tenderness, loss of flexibility and motion.
It is not unusual to find a restriction in one part of the body that produces pain and dysfunction in another area, commonly known as the kinetic chain. Strengthening and stretching are combined with the Graston Technique to restore the patient to their pre-injury level of activity