Chiropractic manipulation is a technique that focuses on disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system. These days, chiropractors use scientifically validated, non-drug-related treatments to manage muscle and joint conditions. Manipulation, in physical therapy, is the use of the hands or medical instruments to force movement in the joint or injured area. Manipulation helps the patient get an increased range of motion from the injured area and muscle restoration.
There are various chiropractic techniques that your doctor or practitioner may use to bring your spine to alignment. Some of these are delivered using the hands only, while others might use handheld devices or specially designed tables.
These are the common forms of chiropractic manipulation:
- Spinal manipulation
- Spinal mobilization
- Spinal decompression
- Myofascial release
- Indirect positional technique
- Cervical Spine technique
- Functional technique
Chiropractic adjustment can effectively treat low back pain. Some studies suggest that spinal manipulation may also be effective for headaches and other spine-related conditions, such as neck pain.
If you have questions about chiropractic manipulation and how it can help you get on the road to feeling great, please, get in touch with the chiropractors at The Spine Clinic. We can help and provide a comprehensive treatment plan designed to get you back to enjoying life pain-free.