Adjustments and Manipulation
A chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is the primary chiropractic treatment method for back pain.
Spinal adjustments restore proper motion to restricted 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. In 1895, the first chiropractic adjustment was given for the restoration of a loss of hearing. Today, spinal adjustments are given to help improve function to the body. It has been found to help alleviate symptoms associated with: allergies, asthma, bed-wetting, colic, neck pain, arm pain, back pain, hip pain, sciatica, menstrual cramps and headaches.
How Do Spinal Adjustments 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 using only light pressure. 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 and flow, our nerves, our immune system, and our minds cannot function at their highest peak.
Spinal adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level. When the body is adequately aligned, it becomes able to respond and perform as it was built to do. It is able to better adapt to the daily stress it encounters.