Chiropractic Adjustments & Care

What are chiropractic adjustments?

A chiropractic adjustment is a procedure that involves using carefully controlled force to manually manipulate a joint in your spine. It is the technique most commonly associated with chiropractic care and is sometimes referred to as “cracking your back.”

Dr. Leshaw has extensive experience in chiropractic adjustment, as well as advanced training in all aspects of human anatomy and physiology. She completes a thorough evaluation prior to beginning any form of chiropractic care, including adjustments.

Chiropractic adjustments can improve lower back pain, headaches, neck pain, and other issues. It usually requires a series of treatments to achieve optimal results, but many men and women report a degree of relief immediately after their first adjustment.

What happens during chiropractic adjustments?

There is no need for any form of anesthesia or advance preparation before your sessions. Dr. Leshaw will ask you to move into a specific position, depending on the area of focus.

The degree of force and the number of adjustments you’ll receive depends on your specific set of treatment needs and goals. There is usually no or little discomfort during chiropractic adjustments. In fact, many people report an immediate improvement in pain.

Is chiropractic care safe?

Chiropractic care is a very safe approach to treatment. Your provider tailors each adjustment to fit your specific needs, taking into consideration your age, size, and unique spinal condition before recommending a treatment plan.

With years of combined experience and knowledge, the Ascent Chiropractic chiropractic care team provides safe and natural healing for men, women, and children.

What conditions can chiropractic care treat?

Some of the most common musculoskeletal conditions treated with chiropractic care include:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Whiplash
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Headaches and migraines

Chiropractic care isn’t just for spinal treatments. It’s also effective for making adjustments in the jaw, ribs, and extremities (arms, hands, legs, and feet).

In addition to regular chiropractic adjustments, you might benefit from complementary physiological treatment options. These are great for relaxing your body and increasing the effectiveness of your chiropractic adjustments.

Some of the additional treatment options available at Ascent Chiropractic include:

  • Massage therapy
  • Corrective exercise
  • Nutrition counseling

If you’re living with chronic pain, the experienced chiropractic care team at Ascent Chiropractic can help. To make an appointment, call the office.


17651 1st Ave S, Suite 101
Normandy Park, WA 98148

Phone: 206-241-3836
Fax: 206-241-3967


Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Achieving Ascent Chiropractic does not happen overnight. However, through regular chiropractic adjustments and lifestyle changes your body can be stronger, more active, and pain-free. Work with us to correct the cause of your body’s dysfunction.

Area We Serve

Des Moines