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 your chiropractor to perform spinal manipulation. During your first appointment, the doctor will explain this type of chiropractic treatment to you before he or she works to improve the health of your spine.
Generally speaking, there are over a hundred different types of adjustment techniques that a chiropractor can use. The most common technique is spinal manipulation, which involves a series of high velocity thrusts while the doctor works with both hands. To perform spinal manipulation, the doctor will use their hands or an instrument to apply a sudden force or pressure to a joint connected to the spine. In many instances, there is a cracking or popping sound that occurs when the chiropractor conducts the adjustment. This is not a cause for alarm, as it is believed to be the result of an air bubble forming from the spinal manipulation.
When a person seeks chiropractic care, the specific type of treatment they will receive largely depends on the individual and their particular needs. Your chiropractor will come up with a treatment plan that works for you and will likely include spinal manipulation to relieve pain within the spine or in the connecting joints. It can also restore or improve joint function and reduce or eliminate inflammation, so after a few sessions, the patient will notice a change in the way they feel. Even just one session can make a tangible difference in relieving pain.
Contact Active ChiroCare today at either our Memorial or Bellaire location. We perform a variety of revolutionary outpatient procedures that can help you rediscover your life without back or neck pain.