Spinal manipulation, also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, the chiropractic adjustment or instrument manipulation is one of the chiropractic treatment methods for back and joint pain.
Spinal manipulation is improves joint function, restores joint biomechanics, remodels scar tissue, stimulates pain inhibiting joint mechanoreceptors and causes neuroplastic changes above the spine in the parietal lobe of the brain. It has been a trusted form of treatment since the ancient Greek Hippocrates documented manipulative techniques in his writings back in 1500 B.C. Today, spinal manipulation is used to treat conditions such as vertebrogenic concussion symptoms, back and neck pain and headaches.
Not every patient is a candidate for manual manipulation. A thorough history, orthopedic and neurological examination helps to differentiate those patients who receive manual or gentle instrument manipulation. We provide safe, effective spinal corrections to help you achieve your fullest health. We offer both manual and gentle instrument manipulation.
How Does Spinal Manipulation Work?
There are well over 100 types of adjustment techniques used by chiropractors throughout the world. Some practitioners may use force and twisting, while other techniques are more gentle. Regardless of how they are performed, these techniques are intended to restore or enhance joint function with the objectives of reducing pain and resolving joint inflammation.
When vertebrae shift out of place, there is an overall systemic response from the muscular system to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow, our nerves, our immune system, and our minds cannot function at their highest peak.
Overall, spinal adjustments and manipulations are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level without any discomfort. When the body is adequately aligned, it becomes able to respond and perform as it was built to do.