An adjustment is the main method of treatment used by Dr. Ota. It is pressure from Dr. Ota utilizing her hands or an adjusting instrument which is applied specifically and controlled to your spine to restore the proper motion and position of your vertebrae. It is a precise procedure which happens with a quick movement that may or may not produce a noise that sounds like you're cracking your knuckles, referred to as joint cavitation. Joint cavitation is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint that make the noise. Dr. Ota has learned and perfected the art of adjusting over years of training at her Chiropractic College and in clinical practice.
Every health procedure, from taking aspirin to giving blood, involves a level of risk. Chiropractic adjustments are among the safest of all health care interventions because they are non-surgical, drug-free and present an extremely low risk. By affecting the nervous system through adusting the spine, the whole body heals. The power that made the body heals the body and the best part of it all is that no drugs or surgery were involved.
Chiropractic adjustments are safe. A New Zealand government study found that Chiropractic care, adjustments are "remarkably safe". Chiropractic has an excellent safety record that is the result of a conservative approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs.
Overall, adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level.