Adjustments and Manipulation

Spinal adjustments are one of the primary treatments offered by chiropractors. For 30 plus years, residents of Richmond Heights, St. Louis, Clayton, Brentwood, and Maplewood have counted on Dr. Michael Hartman of Hartman Chiropractic And Nutrition Wellness Centre in Richmond Heights, MO to help them enjoy a better quality of life. 

Spinal manipulation is used to treat a variety of conditions, but it is also used to maintain optimal health. If you think that chiropractors are just for pain relief, you are missing out on the many other benefits of spinal adjustments. Dr. Hartman provides multiple techniques using regular manual chiropractic adjustments and two other gentle techniques using hand-held adjusters. When the spine is in alignment, the messages from the brain are able to flow through unimpeded helping your body to perform optimally. 

Conditions treated

Auto injuries

One of the very first things you should do after an auto accident is to call your chiropractor for an appointment. You may or may not have pain and other symptoms of whiplash in the immediate aftermath of your accident. It may begin within a few days. After an auto accident, it is vital to be proactive. 

Whiplash is the result of a strong forward and backward motion of the neck. It stretches the soft tissue in the neck that leads into the back and shoulder. It can also cause joint problems. Whiplash isn't the only injury that results from an auto accident. The seatbelt can cause soft tissue damage as well, which involves the shoulders, back, and arms. 

Spinal adjustments make sure the vertebrae are in alignment and this relieves the tension in the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia caused by whiplash. 


By using spinal adjustments to the neck, many acute and chronic radiating neck pain issues can be resolved. These include headaches, shoulder and arm pain which are sometimes caused by compressions in the neck. Daily life can be very stressful, and this treatment also helps to lower your stress level. 


The sciatic nerve is a long nerve that moves from the lumbar region of the  back all the way down the legs. The pain can be very acute and disruptive to daily life. Spinal adjustment can help to relieve the pressure on the nerve that is causing the pain. 

Contact Dr. Hartman at Hartman Chiropractic And Nutrition Wellness Centre in Richmond Heights, MO when you are in need of spinal adjustments. Call our office at 314-644-3202 or make an appointment here