The key to chiropractic care is the spinal adjustment. This is the way Doctors of Chiropractic correct subluxations.
The goal of the chiropractic adjustment is to correct the spinal subluxations detected during the examination. To do that, Dr. Bisanti applies pressure to the bone and "unlocks" it from its improper position.
The bone will then be free to align itself correctly. His role as a chiropractor is to free up the vertebrae. Unfortunately, the muscles connected to subluxated vertebrae get used to their positions and have a tendency to pull the bone back out of place. It may take several adjustments before the adjustment "holds," and the bone settles into its proper alignment.
My Adjusting Technique
If you ask 100 patients to describe their adjustments, you may get 100 different answers! That's because there are many adjusting techniques from which each chiropractor can choose. The technique that Dr. Bisanti uses at his office is one of the most advanced and scientific methods used today and is called "The Gonstead Technique". Gonstead procedures are the result of extensive clinical research by Clarence S.Gonstead, founder of the world famous Gonstead Clinic of Chiropractic in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, and his associates. Doctor Gonstead’s fifty-five years of continuous practice and over four million chiropractic adjustments resulted in one of the most complete methods of biomechanical analysis available for use by today’s Doctors of Chiropractic. So why don’t all chiropractors use this technique? Everyone chooses a technique with which they feel comfortable. Gonstead is one of the most difficult techniques to learn and mastering the art of delivering a specific Gonstead adjustment takes A LOT of practice and dedication.
Will it Hurt?
Few patients feel any discomfort during the adjustment. In fact, if the area being adjusted feels “stiff” or “tight”, then the patient will often feel great after the adjustment. Many will hear “popping” sounds, but there's no need for concern. There's nothing breaking. The noises you hear are just tiny pockets of gas releasing with a “pop“, which is completely normal. Some patients, particularly if they are tense, involuntarily stiffen and resist the adjustment. At these times, they may feel slight discomfort until they learn to relax. Once you get used to the noises, if there are any, you may associate them with "good" adjustments. However, be aware that in time, these noises may lessen or disappear completely. When this happens, it doesn't mean the adjustment has stopped "working". It only means that normal flexibility is returning to the affected vertebrae.