Diversified adjustments are the most common type of adjustment performed by chiropractors. This type of adjustment allows the chiropractor to help restore movement to joints and help to align the spine. Diversified adjustments are safe and effective for most patients. At Adapt Health in San Jose, we offer a wide variety of chiropractic care services, including diversified adjustments. Learn more about the ways these adjustments can help and book an appointment with our team today!

What Are Diversified Adjustments?

Diversified adjustments are the most common type of chiropractic manipulation and have three main functions: to help to restore the alignment of the spine, to help improve movements and mobility of the joints and muscles, and to help repair any joint dysfunction. Diversified adjustments are very safe and effective, and they can provide relief from a wide range of symptoms. 

But how do they work? These adjustments involve a quick and low-force thrust that is applied to your spine by hand by a trained chiropractor. Diversified adjustments help to restore mobility in areas where it may have become restricted and they can improve your overall health as well as potentially improve any symptoms you are experiencing including pain and stiffness.

One thing that is commonly associated with diversified adjustments is a popping sound. This noise comes from a fluid that is found in your joints called synovial fluid and made up of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide. During the adjustment, that joint is stretched, releasing those gases and causing that popping sound that you hear. The release of this gas can cause you to feel relief following a diversified adjustment. Additionally, this technique works to use the synovial fluid to re-lubricate your joint and help improve movement.

Why Diversified Adjustments Work

Diversified adjustments work because they address the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms. During your appointment, the chiropractor is able to target the misaligned vertebrae, joints, and muscles, helping to make them function properly again. Beyond that, diversified adjustments also help to relax the muscles and remove any nerve interference that may be there.

What Diversified Adjustments Treat

As we’ve already mentioned, diversified adjustments can help treat a variety of conditions. Diversified adjustments can be used to help provide relief from:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Tension headaches and migraines
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle tension
  • Pinched nerves
  • And More!

Diversified adjustments can also help improve mobility and range of motion in the joints. If you are experiencing any type of joint pain, diversified adjustments may be a treatment option for you.

Signs It’s Time to See a Chiropractor

If you've never visited a chiropractor or haven't scheduled an appointment recently, it can be hard to tell if it's time to see a chiropractor. But if you take a moment and listen to your joints and muscles, you might realize that your pain or stiffness can be relieved with a trip to your chiropractor!


Decreased Range of Motion: Have you ever tried to reach for something and felt like your arm was glued to your side? Or maybe you've noticed that it's harder to turn your head than it used to be. It might be time for a chiropractic adjustment!
Muscle Pain: Do you have a nagging pain in your neck or back that just won't go away, no matter what you do? This muscle pain could be a sign that you need to see a chiropractor.
Joint Pain: Experiencing pain in your joints is another sign that it might be time to schedule a chiropractic adjustment and reduce some of the stress or tension on your joints!
Stiffness: Feeling stiff after sitting or standing in the same position for a long time is normal, but if you're feeling stiff all the time, it might be time for a chiropractic adjustment.
New Pain: If you've been feeling fine for years and all of the sudden you start having pain in areas that never hurt before, it's time to see a chiropractor!
Chronic Pain: Are you looking for relief from chronic pain? A chiropractor can take a look at the source of the pain and use chiropractic techniques to target that area and provide pain relief.
Tension Headaches: Do you get headaches often? Many people find relief from chiropractic adjustments for tension headaches and migraines.


Don’t put up with muscle or joint pain when you could find relief through our chiropractic services and a diversified adjustment. If you're experiencing any of these signs, contact Adapt Health in San Jose today!

How Mobility Training Exercises Can Help

At Adapt Health, we offer a variety of services, including chiropractic care, physical therapy, laser therapy, and shockwave therapy. Whether you're looking for pain relief or a well-rounded approach to pain relief, our team will work with you to create a personalized plan for you. That's where mobility training exercises come in.  They help to strengthen your muscles and improve your range of motion.

Mobility training exercises are designed to improve the mobility of joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles in the body. These types of exercises can be performed at home or during physical therapy sessions with a trained therapist. These types of exercises are a great way to continue to strengthen your muscles and improve your mobility between your chiropractic appointments.  

When you arrive for your appointment, speak with your chiropractor about mobility training exercises that can help you between visits!

Other Types of Chiropractic Adjustments

Beyond diversified adjustments, there are many different types of chiropractic adjustments and each one is tailored to treat a specific condition. Here are a few other common chiropractic adjustment techniques:

  • Activator Methods
  • Spinal Manipulation
  • Flexion-Distraction
  • Drop Technique or the Thompson Technique
  • Fluid Motion
  • Spinal Decompression
  • The Gonstead Adjustment

Our chiropractic team can pair diversified adjustments with other chiropractic techniques to provide you with the most relief.

Why Choose Adapt Health Clinic

When it comes to your chiropractic and physical therapy needs, make sure you have a team that’s there to create a game plan for total recovery. That’s why our mission at Adapt Health is to help each patient get back to an active lifestyle free of pain and movement restriction. Not only can we help treat a variety of conditions, we will combine our different services together to give you the best treatment plan. Our current services include:

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Diversified adjustments are a key part of chiropractic care.

Not only do diversified adjustments help to restore the alignment of the spine, but they also help to improve circulation and reduce inflammation. Diversified adjustments are very safe and effective, and they can provide relief from a wide range of symptoms. If you are suffering from back pain, neck pain, or any kind of chronic pain, book an appointment with Adapt Health in San Jose today!

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