What does a Chiropractic Adjustment Do? What happens when you get adjusted?
Chiropractic adjustments/manipulations help to restore movement to the spine. By applying a force or stimulus to the spine (or any joint for that matter) you will increase the joint range of motion which will help with blood flow and healing capacity. Additionally, we will be stimulating the nervous system within the spine and brain (this is known Neuroplasticity). This is particularly important because adjustments of the spine can stimulate the brain and the brain and central nervous system controls all the bodies functions. From pain, movement, reflexes, and perception to our senses such as hearing, seeing, etc (awareness). Chiropractic adjustments stimulate both the spine and the brain (Central Nervous System).
Adjustments to the spine bring out better sensory awareness to the body. Better awareness will bring out better movement and better function of you as a whole. Since the brain controls everything such as our muscles, organs, etc and by stimulating the brain you can and will have reflexive (or secondary) enhancements.