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1. A tax deduction taken on a loss, especially on bad debt or accounts receivable that will likely not be collected. One is not liable for income that is not actually realized.

2. In insurance, a payment on a claim. For example, if one has homeowner's insurance and his/her house floods, he/she is entitled to an adjustment, so long as the insurance covers flooding. Arriving at the amount of the adjustment is a complex process and insurance companies employ full-time adjusters to investigate claims and determine what amount, if any, the adjustment should be.

3. In an adjustable-rate mortgage, a change in the interest rate paid on the mortgage. The adjustment may be upward or downward. See also: Adjustment frequency.
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A causal statement associating the death from a stroke and the chiropractic adjustment characterizes inaccurate articles.
In recent years, chiropractic adjustments have become popular for dogs, especially those recovering from accidents or injuries.
Reduction of resting pulse rate following chiropractic adjustment of atlas subluxation.
(23) Low force chiropractic adjustments of L4, L5, sacrum, left and right innominate bones were done using an Activator (chiropractic percussive instrument).
It's present location is only blocks away from the first chiropractic adjustment performed by D.D.
on the Elevate Life Wellness (ELW) side, whether you need a quick chiropractic adjustment, an ELW Power Hour workout or training session, an Aromatouch Massage or a full blown Metabolic Assessment and nutrition plan, you can get it all under one roof in this one stop shop.
Low force chiropractic adjustment and postisometric muscle relaxation for the ageing cervical spine: A case study and literature review [case report].
(23) Many authors of chiropractic literature focus on the improvement of neurological integrity as the main component for the beneficial effects of the chiropractic adjustment or SMT.
Of the 37 respondent fellows, 95% felt that "chiropractic treatment involves more than a chiropractic adjustment"; therefore 5% felt that a chiropractic treatment only involves a chiropractic adjustment.
As a chiropractic internist I know the chiropractic adjustment is an important part of the solution to many acute and almost all chronic human maladies, as well as a good foundation for the maintenance of long-term optimal health; however, this is only a part.
I just wonder why it is that every time a layperson manipulates the spine, and there's a problem, the headline states the injury was resulted from a "chiropractic adjustment." Why don't they attribute it to an "osteopathic manipulation?"
This pain is often treated with muscle relaxants, massage, heat, hydrotherapy, chiropractic adjustment or orthopedic care.