A chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is the primary chiropractic treatment method for spinal pain. We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our judgment and years of experience.
Spinal manipulation increase vertebral motion of the joint, which reduces inflammation and pain. 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 treat many other conditions such as allergies, menstrual cramps and headaches.
After identifying which spinal bones have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is administered to free up “stuck” joints.
2. Activator Methods®
This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust.
3. Cox Flexion-Distraction
This non-force approach uses a special table so we can traction your spine, relieving pressure to compressed spinal discs and facet joints.
4. Trigger Point
By applying direct pressure or stretching of the affected muscle, we can reduce muscle spasms and flush out pooled blood and accumulated toxins.
5. Myofascial Release
We’ll find tender areas where muscles and connective tissue are producing pain and restricted movement and gently release it.
The perfect adjunct to your chiropractic care, we use acupuncture for meridian balance, symptom relief and many other health complaints.
How Does Spinal Manipulation Work?
There are well over 100 types of adjustment techniques used by chiropractors throughout the world. Some practitioners may use gentle force and motion, while other techniques are less aggressive. 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 or have decreased motion, there is an overall systemic response from the muscular system to the central nervous system. Without proper motion and flow, 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 highest level without any discomfort. When the body is adequately adjusted, it becomes able to respond and perform as it was built to do.