What is an Adjustment: Biochemical By Dr. Mike McGovern Today’s Be Well post is the third and final part of Dr. Mike’s “What is an Adjustment?” series! With his help, we’ve taken a look deep into what’s happening in the body when you get a chiropractic adjustment. So far, we’ve explored mechanical and neurological effects, but today we round out the series with a look into what the chiropractic adjustment does to your body biochemically!

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Did you ever feel really good after your spine was adjusted? Did your body feel lighter; did the room you were in seem brighter? Did your mood and energy lift immediately?

Did you feel more peaceful, centered and grounded?

Most people who get adjusted have experienced one or more of these responses at some point during their time under chiropractic care.

What happens in the body that causes these sensations to occur?

These are biochemical responses of the body to the chiropractic adjustment. The chiropractor re-aligns the vertebrae and pressure is relieved from the spinal cord which was causing depressed function of the endocrine (hormone) system.

An increase of natural endorphins or relaxants (depending on what the body needs at that moment) occurs and your mind and body feel immediately improved.

What is an Adjustment: Biochemical By Dr. Mike McGovern
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Dr. Michael McGovern, D.C., is an associate chiropractor at Chiro One Wellness Center of Vernon Hills and contributing writer for the Be Well blog. He earned his doctorate in chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic and specializes in nutrition, hormone balancing, sleep optimization, vitamin therapy and adrenal fatigue.