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                                                                        Spinal adjustments to correct subluxations are what make doctors

                                                                        of chiropractic unique in comparison with any other type of health

                                                                        care professional. The term “adjustment” refers to the specific force

                                                                        chiropractors apply to vertebrae that have abnormal movement

                                                                        patterns or fail to function normally.

                                                                        The objective of the chiropractic adjustment is to correct the

                                                                       subluxation which results in an increased range of motion, reduced

                                                                       nerve irritation, reduced muscle spasm, reduced pain and improved

                                                                       function. The chiropractic adjustment is often a quick thrust applied

                                                                       to a vertebra for the purpose of correcting its position, movement

                                                                       or both. Adjustments are often accompanied by an audible release

                                                                       of gas in the spinal joints that sounds like a “crack.” The sound

                                                                       sometimes surprises people the first time they get adjusted, but the

                                                                       sensation is usually relieving. Occasionally, minor discomfort is

  experienced, especially if the surrounding muscles are in spasm or the person tenses up during the

  chiropractic procedure. There are times when the audible “cracking” does not occur. This is often due to

  either significant muscle tightness or the person having a hard time relaxing during their adjustments.

  Some adjusting techniques are designed to move the spine in a way that does not produce the audible

  sound at all. Chiropractic is so much more than simply a means of relieving pain.

  Ultimately, the goal of receiving adjustments should be to restore the body to its natural state of optimal

  health. In order to accomplish this, we often recommend a variety of natural and holistic healing methods to

  accompany the adjustment. This may include massage or Active release therapy (ART) for soft tissue

  complications, exercise rehabilitation, and counseling on nutrition and exercise.

  Acute injuries with associated inflammation are often treated with accompanying physiotherapy including

  the use of electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, traction, neuromuscular re-education, and a variety of

  manual therapies to help patients recover quickly.

  We are dynamic, self-regulating and self-healing organisms. Chiropractors are doctors who understand that

  within each of us is this innate wisdom or healthy energy that will express itself as perfect health and

  well-being if we allow it to. Therefore, the focus of chiropractic care is to remove any physiological blocks to

  the proper expression of the body’s innate wisdom. Once these interferences are reduced, improved health

  is the natural consequence. Who wouldn’t want that?

Chiropractic Adjustments

The Doctors


      Dr. Kristin J. Noble and Dr. Robert S. 

  Picchiotti obtained their Doctor of

  Chiropractic degrees from Palmer

  College of Chiropractic in Davenport,


       Both are Chiropractic Physicians

  with years of experience, and are

  dedicated to providing optimal care to 

  their patients.

    Contact the office with any questions

  or to make an appointment.