When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak.
An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you're cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.
Overall, adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level. When the body is in alignment, the body is able to respond and perform as it was designed to.
Dr. Castro uses multiple techniques. Each patient is different. She will pick and utilize a tech that is best for your condition as well as what you may be use to.
Here is a brief list of certified techniques she uses: Palmer method, Drop table. Instrument aided, Flexion distraction, , Active release as well as other neuromuscular techniques.