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Chiropractic Adjustments

A spinal manipulation performed by St. Augustine Chiropractors Dr. Scott Fechter and Dr. Juliana Farrell, is a nonviolent, unobtrusive practice performed to restore balance to the spine and to help to improve the overall health of individuals. Not just anyone can perform what Dr. Scott Fechter  and  Dr. Juliana Farrell have mastered.  It requires  years of schooling  and discipline to be the top St. Augustine Chiropractor. Only a Chiropractor can perform these adjustments  as they have undergone the proper training.  Trust Dr. Fechter and the staff at The Pain Relief Centre to start your journey back to wellness.

A chiropractic  adjustment is a safe, natural, noninvasive procedure used by the Chiropractor to restore and improve health. Learning the art of adjusting is a skill that requires years of study and practice. Chiropractic doctors are the only health care professionals trained to deliver the chiropractic adjustment. Spinal adjustments by any other individual or health care professional have been shown to be dangerous and less effective. Some questions you may have regarding spinal adjustments include:

  • What is manipulation of the spine?
  • When should spinal manipulation be performed?
  • What is the benefit of spinal manipulation?
  • What other joints can be adjusted by St. Augustine Chiropractor Dr. Scott Fechter and Dr. Juliana Farrell?

What is manipulation of the spine?

Dr. Scott Fechter and/or Dr. Juliana Farrell manipulate the spine by applying meticulous adjustments to a patient’s vertebrae. The manipulation can also be targeted to the region of the pelvis to restore balance to this area. Your St. Augustine Chiropractor performs these manipulations using a specific device, or simply by using his  hands.

When should spinal manipulation be performed?

Certain injuries, spinal conditions, or common daily tasks can put your spine out of balance. When this happens, a trip to a St. Augustine Chiropractor may be necessary to regain spinal balance. Dr. Scott Fechter and/or Dr. Juliana Farrell can perform a spinal manipulation to get your vertebrae back into their natural position. If you are wondering how this St. Augustine Chiropractor determines what spinal issues are present, he uses a series of exams to find which vertebrae are out of place. When a vertebra is found to be out of place, Dr. Scott Fechter and/or Dr. Juliana Farrell can correct the issue with spinal manipulation. 

What is the benefit of spinal manipulation?

Spinal manipulation helps to restore spinal balance, which in turn lessens discomfort, spasms, and nerve irritation. By alleviating these issues, other medical ailments including ear issues as well as bed-wetting in children can be eradicated. 

The Non-Spinal Adjustment

Adjustments  do not solely target the spine and pelvic region as nearly every joint in the human body can benefit from an adjustment  The joints in our fingers and toes, limbs,  our jaw and the joints within the skull can be treated with Chiropractic manipulation.

Just like those of the spinal column, the other joints in our bodies need realignment every now and then. Imagine having stiff joints that don’t seem to loosen up even after stretching – a joint manipulation  may help alleviate stiffness and pain.  Many of our patients athletes and very active adults and whose joints receive a large amount of stress.  An adjustment from Dr. Scott Fechter assists in getting individuals back to peak performance levels.

Just so you know…


We have all heard that it’s no good to pop or “crack” our knuckles or else we will end up with arthritic joints in time but is this true? NO! Clinical studies have determined that people who do this frequently are doing themselves a benefit by lessening the likelihood that they will end up with arthritis later in life! So, if you’re one of the people that loves the feeling of having their knuckles “crack”, keep it up – you’re not only providing relief when you do it and setting yourself up for a future with pain-free fingers!
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