What is a Back Adjustment and Why Do I Need One?


Back adjustments. You’ve come across this term several times, but what exactly is one? When someone refers to a back adjustment, what they are specifically describing is what’s called a “chiropractic adjustment” (or spinal adjustment).

This is a kind of spinal manipulation that chiropractors perform on patients in order to treat various spine-related ailments. A trained chiropractor will use their hands or a tool to physically apply controlled pressure to the spine to correct or adjust the vertebrae. People will seek adjustments for things such as: back pain, headaches, scoliosis, whiplash, neck pain or for preventative care. Chiropractic adjustments involve no drugs and can be a complementary treatment–certainly an alternative to patients seeking non-invasive treatments. Another bonus is it generally does not take very long to complete an adjustment session.

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Does the patient see immediate results? Depending on the individual, multiple sessions may be required to see improvement and may even be spread out over weeks or months. Some people may see results the same day–it all really depends. Adjustments may not be suitable for everyone. If you are unsure, please give us a call and one of our staff members can assist you. You may also drop-in our Everett office (right on the border of Mill Creek and Lynnwood) located at 927 128th St SW Ste B, Everett, WA 98204. We are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6pm.