Adjustments and Manipulation

What are Chiropractic Adjustments and Manipulations?

A chiropractic adjustment is also known as a chiropractic manipulation, is a common therapeutic treatment for lower back pain, neck pain or headaches.  Dr. Frank Pernice, a chiropractor in Selden would apply the manipulation treatment to the vertebrae that are not functioning properly. Doing so will improve function as well as increase range of motion and at the same time reduce any irritability from nerves.

How it’s done

Dr. Frank Pernice, a chiropractor in Selden will use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint, pushing it beyond its usual range of motion. To perform the adjustment, you are asked to lie face down on a chiropractic table. Popping or cracking sounds are normal as your chiropractor moves your joints during the treatment session. The goal of the adjustment and manipulation is to correct structural alignment and improve your body’s physical function.


Your chiropractor in Selden may recommend other treatment after the adjustment has been made. These include:

  • Massage
  • Heat/Ice
  • Stretching
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Exercise

There are many benefits that come out of chiropractic manipulation that will significantly improve your day to day lifestyle.

  • Relieve Stress
  • Improve Posture
    • With time chiropractic adjustments help align tilting and curves in your spine improving your posture
  • Improve Your Mood
    • When you get adjusted, your body’s entire system becomes balanced.
      • Many people dealing with depression and anxiety can see an improvement in their mood with regular chiropractic care.
  • Improve Your Immune System
    • When you get adjusted, your chiropractor is removing subluxations that are preventing your nervous system from working properly. Your nervous system is in charge including the sending of information to and from your immune system.
      • Keeping your nervous system working properly keeps your immune system working properly, you may notice you will start recovering from illnesses faster
  • Improve Your Sleep
    • Many Americans today suffer from sleep-related issues due to pain, stress, and body aches. Chiropractic adjustments can help you improve sleep quality

At Pernice Chiropractic we make sure you are always taken care of and try to improve your overall body function. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.