Chiropractic Adjustments in Kearney

Elite Chiropractic Adjustments usingDiversified Adjusting Technique

Everyone has heard of Chiropractors and has probably seen the “cracking” on YouTube. What is the chiropractic adjustment? And what does it accomplish? At Elite Health and Wellness in Kearney, the board certified chiropractors use spinal and extremity adjustments as part of treatment plans for most patients. 

The trained chiropractors use their hands to apply a gentle force to segments of the spine to restore and promote proper motion to that joint. This removes stress from the joint, cartilage and surrounding soft tissues while also improving joint function and promoting better movement. This can also benefit the nervous system overall.

Diversified Adjusting Technique is the classic method of chiropractic adjustments. The chiropractor uses his hands to apply a gentle high velocity – low amplitude thrust into a restricted joint. Typically, this type of adjusting technique is accompanied by an audible cavitation or “popping”.

How do Adjustments Workand What are the Benefits?

Joints can hurt for a number of reasons, whether it’s overuse, repetitive motion or an acute injury. When surrounding soft tissues guard against movement or a joint becomes restricted from moving that segment may become painful and a chiropractic adjustment is an appropriate and effective treatment.

Chiropractic adjustments are great for restricted and stiff joints. A chiropractic adjustment can help increase mobility, promote healing, restore joint biomechanics and improve pain.

Relief from Chronic Pain

Chiropractic adjustments are a safe, drug free alternative treatment for chronic neck back pain, chronic lower back pain, and chronic pain in other joints. Your provider will likely prepare a home treatment plan to supplement the chiropractic adjustment and address any underlying issues that are causing your condition to be chronic.

Injury Relief

Adjustments have traditionally been a safe, drug free alternative treatment for lower back injuries, neck injuries, and injuries to other joints. Your provider will likely prepare a home treatment plan to supplement the chiropractic adjustment and to provide strategies to avoid future injuries.

Which parts of the body can be adjusted?

Chiropractic adjustments can be applied to any joint in the spine as well as any joint in the upper or lower extremities. 


Yes, a large majority of insurances cover chiropractic treatment. Our friendly staff at the Elite Health and Wellness Kearney office will check your benefits to make sure your treatment is covered.

If a chiropractic adjustment helps mobilize a restricted spinal segment, then, the adjustment lasts until that joint becomes stiff again. Therefore, it is important to address the surrounding structures, including the muscles and other soft tissues. Utilizing other techniques like Active Release Technique and providing self-management strategies prolongs the chiropractic adjustment’s effectiveness.

All medical treatments can have side effects; that does not exclude chiropractic adjustments. However, chiropractic adjustments are incredibly safe. The most common side effect of a chiropractic adjustment is residual soreness 24-48 hours after treatment. This soreness is similar to soreness experienced after exercising at the gym rather than an increase in pain. At Elite, our chiropractors are trained and educated on all contraindications for a chiropractic adjustment.

The overwhelming majority of patients respond well to a chiropractic adjustment and experience a sense of relief or a release of tension after an adjustment. A chiropractic adjustment, when done with proper force on an appropriate joint or spinal segment is relatively painless. Although, some people may experience some brief discomfort initially, particularly if the tissues are severely inflamed, however, this is usually mild and short-lived.

Just like a carpenter has many tools in his toolbox, our providers are trained in a variety of methods to fit your preferred manner of treatment. The chiropractic adjustment is an important tool that provides many benefits. Those benefits are significantly enhanced by a variety of additional and supplemental therapies provided by Elite.