Here at Ricciardi Family Chiropractic, I also use an adjusting style commonly referred to as “Hands-On” or “Diversified”.
First, an analysis of your spine is performed. This can initially involve a brief history and X-rays (if necessary) of your spine.
Subsequent visits may include motion palpation, which consists of checking the spinal joints as you turn and bend. Or, a leg check may be performed, to uncover an imbalance in the neck or lower spine.
With the subluxation identified, a specific adjustment is administered. The direction, speed, depth and angle that are used is the result of years of experience, practice and a thorough understanding of spinal mechanics.
The energy delivered during the thrust may produce a slight “popping” sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. This sound may be interesting, but is not a guide as to the value or effectiveness of the adjustment.