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. Today, spinal manipulation is used to improve nervous system control of our bodies and immune system for relief of conditions such as allergies, menstrual cramps and headaches.
How Does Spinal Manipulation Work?
There are well over 100 types of adjustment techniques used by chiropractors throughout the world. We use gentle manual techniques and some low force techniques, all of which are safe and effective. 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 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 optimal level without any discomfort. When the body is adequately aligned, it becomes able to respond and perform as it was built to do.
Manual or Osseous Adjusting
The practitioner uses their hands to gently move joints and stretch muscles. Some specific techniques utilized are:
- Coupled Reduction
These are effective low force options utilizing adjusting tools to facilitating movement of joints or reducing tension of muscles. Specific techniques include:
- Sacro Occipital Technique
If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let Dr. Ghazi know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.