A chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation,  manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is a common therapeutic treatment for lower back pain. A chiropractic adjustment refers to a chiropractor applying manipulation to the vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. 

The objective of this chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation, with the goals of increasing range of motion, reducing nerve irritability and improving function.

A chiropractic adjustment typically involves:  

  • A high velocity, short lever arm thrust applied to a vertebra
  • An accompanying, audible release of gas (joint cavitation) that is  caused by the release of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, which  releases joint pressure (cavitation)
  • A relieving sensation most of the time, although minor discomfort  has been reported (that usually lasts for a short time duration) if the  surrounding muscles are in spasm or the patient tenses up during this chiropractic care.


Whether you have a nagging problem that just won't go away, or just suffered a sciatic injury or accident, Dr. Pruett is skilled and ready to provide comprehensive care including therapy and rehab protocol that will have you back on your feet in no time.

At Pruett Chiropractic, we are passionate about having a chiropractic practice that offers advanced, effective healthcare at an outstanding value.  Watching the quality of our patients' lives transform is truly rewarding.