The experience of getting adjusted varies depending on the different techniques we use. With all techniques, our doctors will ask you how you are feeling, if your symptoms are improving and assess your spine. If you choose chiropractic for wellness care, less focus is on your symptoms and more on keeping your body in alignment and as healthy as can be. Chiropractors look for areas of the body that aren’t moving well or that are out of balance and use their hands or a hand-held instrument to help align it. Adjustments are done on special chiropractic tables and help restore normal motion to the spine, increase range of motion, reduce pain and take pressure off the nervous system. The adjustments range from manual adjustments (where you hear the adjusting noise) to drop table adjustments (where the table makes a small movement under you to facilitate the adjustment) to the use of an Activator or Arthrostim adjusting tool for our most mild chiropractic approach. At AHN, we offer you the choice of what technique we use and explain it before we adjust you.