A chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic mobilization, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is a primary chiropractic treatment method for back pain.
Spinal manipulation is 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 adjustments are used to treat conditions such as low back pain, neck pain and headaches.
How Does Spinal Manipulation Work?
There are well over 100 types of adjustment techniques used by chiropractors throughout the world. Regardless of how they are performed, these techniques are intended to restore or enhance joint function with the objectives of reducing pain, restoring motion and resolving joint inflammation.
When the joints are not moving as they should, there is an overall systemic response from the muscular system to the central nervous system. Without proper motion, our nerves, joints, muscles and our minds may not function as well as possible.
Chiropractic adjustments are an excellent tool to help 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.