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  • Writer's pictureDr. Rory Dopps

The Science of Adjustments: How Do Chiropractors Know Where to Adjust?

Chiropractic Palpation


As a chiropractor, I often get asked, "How do chiropractors know where to adjust?" The answer lies in the combination of in-depth knowledge, training, and advanced diagnostic tools.

Finding the Adjustment Areas:

Here's how we determine where to adjust:

  1. Detailed Health History: Understanding your health history and current complaints helps identify potential areas to perform the adjustment.

  2. Physical Examination: A thorough physical examination, including movement and posture analysis, can pinpoint areas of dysfunction.

  3. Diagnostic Tools: We use tools like digital x-rays to visualize the spine and locate areas requiring adjustments.

  4. Patient Feedback: Your input regarding pain, discomfort, or other sensations is vital in identifying the areas to focus on.

Supplementing Care:

Alongside chiropractic adjustments, nutritional support is crucial. Designs for Health supplements like Neuromag™ may support neurological health and contribute to overall well-being.

Call to Action:

Do you have areas of pain or discomfort that may benefit from chiropractic adjustment? Schedule an appointment online at and let's explore how chiropractic care can help you.


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