Diversified adjusting technique is the most common chiropractic treatment taught in colleges today.
The diversified adjustment is a hands on method of correcting joint movement for the purpose of improvement in or restoration of normal joint flexibility. This method of treatment relies on the doctor's skillful use of hands to provide a precise, gentle nudge or adjustment to correct for joint dysfunction.
Sometimes, a diversified adjustment will produce a popping sound in the joint. This pop, or cavitation, occurs when the joint fluid expands to fill the vacuum created by the adjustive maneuver.
Aside from quickly improving spinal flexibility and reducing pain, studies show that cavitation (popping) of the joint stimulates joint lubricant fluid production. The more lubrication of the joint, the less wear and tear to the joint.
This type of chiropractic treatment continues to be one of the most commonly utilized and effective treatments offered to patients of all ages.