Commonly referred to as adjusting, chiropractic manipulative therapy involves placing gentle forces on certain joints of the body to induce movement and restore normal biomechanics. There is favorable evidence showing that manipulation of the spine can help many patients with low back pain, neck pain, and headaches.
With the use of a metal tool, this technique helps accelerate tissue healing by stimulating cells to produce healthy tissue. This technique can also be used to decrease inflammation and break up fibrotic adhesions.
This therapy is performed by using a special table that provides different directional forces to help gently separate the vertebrae and spinal joints. This safe and comfortable treatment can help those patients suffering from many lower back conditions.
Trigger points are areas within muscle tissue that have increased neural input. This in turn can cause referred pain to certain parts of the body. Trigger point therapy involves applying pressure either by hands or a tool to help relax the area of increased neural input.
A persons daily activity from driving, to job related duties, to sleeping positions all play a role in the healing process. Education on these factors will help maximize the healing process and help return the patient to optimal function.
Utilizing a special table in which the rear portion is mobile and can be flexed and turned in a variety of positions allowing the clinician to gently mobilize the joints in the lower back.
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