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Salt Lake City Chiropractic Adjustment

The term “adjustment” refers to the
specific manipulation chiropractors apply to vertebrae that have abnormal
movement patterns or fail to function normally, known as chiropractic
adjustments. The objective of the chiropractic
treatment is to reduce the subluxation, which results in an increased range of motion,
reduced nerve irritability and improved function.
The chiropractic adjustment made by the Salt Lake City chiropractor consists of a high velocity, short lever arm
thrust applied to a vertebra, which is often accompanied by an audible release
of gas (joint cavitation). The audible sound is caused by the release of
oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, which releases joint pressure
(cavitation). The sensation is usually relieving, though minor discomfort has
been reported (that usually lasts for only a short time duration) if the
surrounding muscles are in spasm or the patient tenses up during the
chiropractic procedure.

There are times when joint cavitation or cracking does not occur and this is often
due to either significant muscle splinting or the patient may not be adequately
relaxed during the chiropractic procedure. At times like this, it is sometimes
best for the chiropractor to apply ice, have the patient rest, or do electrical
stimulation and massage prior to attempting spinal manipulation.


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Office Hours

Utah Injury Clinic

Monday:

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

2:00 PM-4:30 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 AM-12:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

2:00 PM-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

2:00 PM-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Saturday:

On Call

Sunday:

On Call