A chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is the primary chiropractic treatment method for back pain.
Spinal manipulation relieves pressure on joints, reduces inflammation, and improves nerve function. It has been a trusted form of treatment since the ancient Greek Hippocrates documented manipulative techniques in his writings back in 1500 B.C.
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 body as a whole such as our nerves, our immune system, and our minds cannot function at their highest peak performance.
Overall, spinal adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level without troublesome restrictions or discomforts. When the body is adequately aligned, it becomes able to respond and perform as it was built to do, allowing you to keep up with the activities of your life.
Adjusting Techniques used in our office:
Manual Diversified, Activator, Thompson, Flexion-Distraction, Craniosacral, Modified light manual release, and Myofascial Release