Once the Doctor of Chiropractic and the patient agree upon a chiropractic treatment care plan, the primary treatment procedure will be the chiropractic adjustment. This procedure involves the correction of functional distortions (subluxations) in the human body. The Doctor of Chiropractic will describe the specific ways in which an adjustment or manipulation will be performed in an attempt to remove the interference with the normal functioning of the nervous system.
Chiropractic is a “hands-on” health profession. Most patients welcome the “low-tech, high-touch” aspects of the profession. The Doctor of Chiropractic will use his/her developed skill of palpation to examine and adjust the articulations of the body.
The Doctor of Chiropractic may also employ additional therapies besides spinal adjustment. These may include electrical stimulation, acupressure, massage, ultrasound, diathermy, hot and cold packs, traction, structural support devices, exercise, nutrition and dietary management.
Source: A Consumer Guide to Chiropractic in New York State. State Education Department