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What is Chiropractic Adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation or spinal adjustment, is a common treatment technique employed by chiropractors. It involves applying controlled and sudden force to a joint, typically in the spine, with the goal of improving joint function, reducing pain, and promoting overall health.

Chiropractic adjustments are commonly used to treat conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint pain, and certain musculoskeletal issues. During a chiropractic adjustment, the chiropractor applies a manual thrust or pressure to the targeted joint, usually using their hands or specialized instruments. They are often part of a comprehensive treatment plan that may also include Functional Movement Screen & Posture analysis, Exercise Optimization, and Ultrasound-guided Joint & Tissues Analysis.

Functional Movement Screen & Posture analysis

Functional Movement Screen and Posture analysis are valuable tools used to assess and evaluate an individual's movement patterns and postural alignment. The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a screening tool that identifies any movement dysfunctions or imbalances that may predispose individuals to injuries. It involves a series of tests to evaluate mobility, stability, and motor control. Posture analysis, on the other hand, examines the alignment and positioning of the body in various positions. It helps identify any deviations or imbalances that may contribute to pain or dysfunction.

Exercise Optimization

At Spark Health, we specialize in developing personalized exercise routines designed to promote balance, flexibility, and strength within your body. Our approach focuses on addressing core issues and creating a targeted exercise plan tailored to your unique needs and goals. Our experienced team of professionals will thoroughly assess your physical condition, taking into account any existing injuries, pain, or discomfort you may be experiencing. By understanding your specific challenges and limitations, we can create a customized exercise program that targets the areas that need improvement.

Ultrasound-guided Joint & Tissues Analysis

This cutting-edge imaging technique provides us with a clear and detailed visualization of the internal structures, helping us diagnose and address any underlying tears or tissue concerns more accurately. With ultrasound-guided analysis, we can assess the condition of joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles in real-time, providing valuable insights into the root causes of your symptoms. This advanced technology allows us to precisely identify any abnormalities or areas of concern, guiding our treatment planning process.


At Spark Health, your chiropractor works alongside your team of providers including all naturopathic doctor and other Physical Medicine team to ensure a comprehensive and aligned treatment plan. We know that every patient has unique health challenges and offer individualized holistic treatment plans for optimal wellness. Spark Health was founded in 2013 in Solana Beach, California, to provide patients in Southern California with personalized natural medicine and wellness options.

Frequently Asked Questions

A chiropractic adjustment is a manual technique performed by chiropractors to correct misalignments or dysfunctions in the spine or other joints. It involves applying controlled force to the targeted area to improve joint function, alleviate pain, and enhance overall health.

Chiropractic adjustments are typically not painful. However, you may experience some mild discomfort or a popping sound during the adjustment, which is the release of gas bubbles from the joint. Most people find the treatment to be relieving and report feeling better afterward.

The duration of a chiropractic adjustment can vary depending on various factors, such as the complexity of the condition being treated and the techniques used. Generally, an adjustment session lasts around 15 to 30 minutes.

Chiropractic adjustments are commonly used to treat conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint pain, sciatica, and musculoskeletal issues. Chiropractors may also provide care for sports injuries, postural problems, and general wellness.

No, we do not directly bill insurance for our services, and most services are not covered by insurance. However, upon request, we can provide you with a coded receipt (superbill) that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.

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