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Dr. John Livingston has been licensed for over 20 years to perform chiropractic manipulations as part of the primary treatment for spine and joint pain and dysfunction.

According to the ACA (American Chiropractic Association), the most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal/joint manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.”   The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become functionally less mobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.

One of the primary questions that patients ask when coming into a chiropractic office for the first time is “Do adjustments hurt?” The answer is no – patients may experience a mild degree of soreness following a manipulation, much as a new exercise may cause achiness in a muscle for 24-48 hours – but rarely does spinal manipulation cause pain.