There is misconception about regular chiropractic adjustments loosening the spine and it can be addressed if we focus on the purpose of the chiropractic adjustment.

Let’s discuss the process of the chiropractic adjustment to understand the purpose of the adjustment.

Chiropractors locate and facilitate the correction of spinal joints termed vertebral subluxation that have characteristics of:

    • Misalignment compared to the joint above or below
    • Loss of segmental range of motion
    • Neurological interference to the the surrounding nerve tissue

Vertebral subluxation can impinge or irritate the nerve tissue around the spine which can lead to a disruption in normal function within the neurological system. 

When vertebral subluxation is left uncorrected, it can disrupt normal function within the body, including the joint itself. 

When subluxation is corrected and the adjustment is facilitated, proper alignment, motion and protection of the delicate neurological system is accomplished.

Chiropractic adjustments restore proper relationship within the spinal joints due to misaligned vertebrae that can negatively affect the functional state of the neurological system. 

The goal of the chiropractic adjustment is the process from adjusting the joint from a negative functional state to a positive functional state. This process of moving from negative to positive means that the adjustment should do not harm intentionally and should contribute the overall welfare of the individual. 

The Chiropractic Myth that receiving regular chiropractic care loosens your spine is just not valid.

The Chiropractic Reality of receiving regular chiropractic care focuses only on the spinal joints that have a state of dysfunction and lack of mobility. 

Chiropractic adjustments restore proper function and mobility to the joints. Chiropractic adjustments stabilize normal function, they do not loosen function within the spine.

Considering chiropractic? Schedule your first visit to consult with a chiropractor to help answer any question you have about the potential benefits that can be found within the chiropractic adjustment.

Trent Scheidecker, DC


Trent Scheidecker, DC | ChiroWay of Woodbury | Owner & Chiropractor
Trent Scheidecker, DC frequently visited his chiropractor when he was in high school and knew the benefits he experienced were worth the time and investment to become a chiropractor. He wanted to help his community experience a higher quality of life through regular chiropractic care. In 2010 Trent founded ChiroWay in Woodbury and since that time has served over 3,000 clients. He has been named “Best of Woodbury” in Woodbury Magazine seven times. Trent has also mentored colleagues in practice and franchised ChiroWay in 2012. Today, there are 8 ChiroWay locations throughout Minnesota.

The information in our articles are not intended to diagnose, mitigate or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for any physical conditions, symptoms or diseases. Directly consult with a qualified health care professional for any chiropractic or medical advice. In addition to the benefits of chiropractic care, one should also be aware of the existence of some risks. Risks associated with some chiropractic care may include soreness, musculoskeletal sprain/strain, and fracture. In addition, there have been reported cases of stroke associated with chiropractic care. Research and scientific evidence does not establish a cause and effect relationship between chiropractic care and the occurrence of stroke; rather studies indicate that people may be consulting chiropractors when they are in the early states of a stroke. In essence, there is a stroke already in process. However, you are being informed of this reported risk.