What is Spinal Manipulation?
Sріnаl mаnірulаtіоn, аlѕо саllеd ѕріnаl mаnірulаtіvе thеrару, оr mаnuаl thеrару, соmbіnеѕ mоvіng and jolting jоіntѕ, mаѕѕаgе, еxеrсіѕе, аnd рhуѕісаl thеrару. It’ѕ dеѕіgnеd tо relieve рrеѕѕurе оn jоіntѕ, rеduсе іnflаmmаtіоn, and іmрrоvе nеrvе funсtіоn. It’ѕ often used tо trеаt bасk, nесk, ѕhоuldеr, аnd hеаdасhе раіn. Chіrорrасtоrѕ uѕе it tо trеаt оthеr dіѕоrdеrѕ too, ѕuсh as mеnѕtruаl раіn аnd ѕіnuѕ problems.
This is a technique practiced by different health care professionals including osteopathic physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors and naturopathic physicians. During spinal manipulation, practitioners use their bare hands or sometimes a special device and apply a controlled force to a particular joint of the spine. The amount of force that is applied is based on the kind of manipulation that is used. The objective of this treatment is pain relief and improved physical functioning. At Healing Hands Chiropractic, located in Murfreesboro, TN, Dr. Dee is a professional and expert at spinal manipulation.
Who Needs Spinal Manipulation?
Lower back pain is a very common condition among many people and generally improves with self-care. You can remain active while taking pain relieving medication or applying heat to manage the condition. However, there are times when the situation goes out of control, the condition becomes chronic and lasts for several months or years. Your physical condition deteriorates and movement becomes painful. It results in loss of productivity and wages and as well. If left untreated, this condition can prove to be debilitating and can be a challenge to identify, study and treat.
In situations such as this, health care professionals who have been trained to use this technique can help in improving functioning and movement. Exercise, massage, physical therapy and spinal manipulation are the options that can be used to provide relief from back pain. To see if spinal manipulation is right for you, contact Healing Hands Chiropractic today!
Long-Term Benefits of Spinal Manipulation
The objective of the manipulation is to achieve joint cavitation. While pressure is being applied to the back, there is generally a cracking or a popping sound and. This audible release is what distinguishes this technique from other massages. Regular sessions with Dr. Dee help in reducing back pain and provide continuous and permanent relief. Both, pain and dysfunction can be dealt with in an effective manner.
What exactly is spinal manipulative therapy?
This form of therapy uses a force applied on the spinal joints. This force is controlled and quick. The pressure of the force will depend on the chiropractic technique used. Force is applied on the spinal joint to bring it back to its alignment. There will be a “pop” sound hear if the spinal manipulation was a success. This pop is due to the dissolved gas when joint fluids are released. Although a pop sound can be heard often, this is not a requirement to ensure the effectiveness of spinal adjustment.
Chiropractors such as Dr. Dee at Healing Hands Chiropractic, are the best professionals to perform spinal manipulative therapy. Physical therapists and osteopathic physicians can also perform such technique. Nonetheless, seeking a chiropractor’s services will get you what you need. The ultimate goal of the chiropractor is to reduce the pain you are feeling and at the same time, restore function and mobility from the mechanical disorders your body suffers from. Chiropractors are highly trained and specializing in manual therapy. They can evaluate your body’s condition just by touching key areas alone.
Chіrорrасtоrѕ аrе nоt thе оnlу hеаlth саrе providers whо utilize ѕріnаl mаnірulаtіоn fоr bасk раіn trеаtmеnt. Mаnу оѕtеораthіс рhуѕісіаnѕ wіll рrоvіdе a vаrіеtу of tуреѕ оf ѕріnаl аdjuѕtmеntѕ, ѕuсh аѕ the ѕріnаl mаnірulаtіоn аnd mоbіlіzаtіоn dеѕсrіbеd in thіѕ аrtісlе. Occasionally, other tуреѕ оf hеаlth саrе рrоfеѕѕіоnаlѕ, ѕuсh аѕ рhуѕісаl thеrаріѕtѕ оr рhуѕіаtrіѕtѕ, wіll bе trаіnеd іn providing ѕріnаl mаnірulаtіоn аѕ wеll.
When do you need spinal manipulation?
There is a long list of conditions wherein spinal can be treated. Aligning the spine is a way of treating all the other diseases that affect the central nervous system and musculoskeletal system. This includes unlocking spinal joints, rehabilitating ligament injuries, stimulating the nervous system, treating headaches, relief from pain caused by repetitive stress injuries, muscle spasms, pinched nerves and many more.
Spinal manipulative therapy is vital to chiropractic care as this is the most common and effective chiropractic technique used by all chiropractors today. It is safe and very effective in treating various health conditions in the body. Doctors of chiropractors are trained and experts in doing spinal manipulations so you can trust that you are in good hands. Manual therapy is all-natural and your body will be able to heal on its own. Nevertheless, a chiropractor will be the one to determine if you are a good candidate for chiropractic treatment or not.
Before you start on any spinal manipulation therapy, inform your health provider about any complementary health practices that you have been using. They should be able to get a complete picture about how you manage your health. This will ensure that the care you receive is coordinated and safe. Contact Healing Hands Chiropractic today to get started on your journey of chiropractic care!