The cornerstone of chiropractic treatment is manual manipulation, also known as adjustment. With the patient
positioned to render easy access to the joint with an abnormality, the chiropractor assesses how much force, pressure, and
direction will be needed to mobilize and manipulate the joint. Mobilization involves traction, often moving the joint as far
as it will go. Then, the chiropractor will execute a rapid thrust, with hands strategically placed, to release the immobile
joint. As a result, the joint will be restored to its proper position and movement. Thus describes the thrusting action known
as manipulation. From the patient's standpoint, it involves a painless sensation that is somewhat similar to that of cracking
PS The performance of a chiropractic adjustment involve knowledge and experience, not strength.