A chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is the primary chiropractic treatment method for spinal pain.
Spinal manipulation is relieves pressure on joints, reduces inflammation, and improves nerve function. A Chiropractic physician uses adjustments to add motion to spinal joints that are "locked up", fixated or not moving correctly. The key is to use the precise amount of energy at just the right place. There are many ways to adjust the spine. The approach we use is based on years of clinical experience and your unique spinal pattern. 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 also used to help conditions such as allergies, constipation, menstrual cramps and headaches.
How Does Spinal Manipulation Work?
There are well over 100 types of adjustment techniques used by chiropractors throughout the world. Some practitioners may use force and twisting, while other techniques are more gentle. 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. At Vitality Spine & Wellness we use a variety of techniques to help the patient feel comfortable and get healthy and well as soon as possible.
When vertebrae shift out of place, there is an overall systemic response from the muscular system to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment 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 aligned, it becomes able to respond and perform as it was built to do.