What is Spinal Manipulation?
If you are interested in getting chiropractic care due to pain or discomfort in your back, neck or shoulders, you can expect the chiropractor to perform spinal manipulation. During your first appointment, the doctor will probably explain about this type of chiropractic treatment to you so that you know what it is and what to expect while he or she works to improve the health of your spine.
Generally speaking, there are more than 100 types of adjustment techniques that a chiropractor can use. These techniques involve spinal manipulation, which is a procedure that chiropractors are trained in performing. To perform spinal manipulation, the doctor will use either their hands or an instrument to apply a sudden force or pressure to a joint connecting to the spine. In many instances, when the chiropractor does an adjustment on a patient, there is a cracking or popping sound that occurs. This is not something that is cause for alarm as it is believed to be caused by an air bubble forming as a result of the spinal manipulation.
Spinal manipulation is the most commonly used technique among chiropractors. It involves a series of high velocity thrusts while the doctor works with both hands. When a person seeks chiropractic care, the specific type of treatment they will receive largely depends on the individual and their particular needs. The chiropractor will come up with a treatment plan that works for the patient but will certainly focus on spinal manipulation within that plan.
The purpose of spinal manipulation is so that the patient can be relieved of any pain within the spine or in the connecting joints. It can also restore or improve the function of the joints being worked on and reduce or eliminate inflammation. With that being said, after a few sessions, the patient will notice a change in the way they feel. Even a first chiropractic appointment that involves spinal manipulation can make a person feel better and with less pain.
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