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How does a chiropractor adjust your upper back?

I am a 38 year old male. I want to know how does a chiropractor adjust your upper back?

6 Answers

The doctor will carefully examine the area first, then decide on which segments to address. Different segments will do different things for the area and for the overall body function. He/she will then employ his/her chosen technique and render a totally comfortable adjustment to help the area(s) function better. Patients love upper back adjustments!


Dr. Brandon Buttry
Depending on the style of the chiropractor, it could be by manual manipulation or by use of an adjusting instrument. They may also add some other techniques to address the muscles in the area as well.

Vishal K. Verma, DC CCSP
A chiropractor uses two main techniques. The first is by using his/her hands and applying a certain amount of thrust and torque to move the vertebra back to its normal position. The second is using an instrument, activator, to achieve the same outcome.

Yours in health,

Doc J
A chiropractor goes through many years of school, training, and practice to master the art of adjusting. Some will use their hands, others will use an instrument. Some use a specialized table to accomplish the task. If you think you need an adjustment, find a chiropractor who will take a detailed history and do a thorough examination.
It really depends on what is going on specifically with you. I would suggest going to a competent corrective care chiropractor. In the upper back specifically, there are over one hundred possible different misalignments, and that's why it's important you get a detailed exam and a set of weight bearing X-rays taken before any adjustments are made so the care is tailored to you.
Hope that helps!

Dr. Josh Barton
There are many different adjustment techniques and not all practitioners use the same techniques. On my patients, I use one of 3 different techniques depending on the preference of the patient, and the nature of the dysfunction of the spine.