Spinal Manipulation for Pain Relief
What is chiropractic care and how does it help? For quite some time you might be hearing about the benefits of chiropractic care. Let’s take a further look into how chiropractic can provide relief for your chronic pain.
A chiropractor performs a spinal manipulation to correct the misalignment that has occurred in your body. If you’re the misalignment is not treated you will develop pain, correct the biomechanics, disrupts the bodily functions, and the body’s ability to heal itself.
Through extensive training chiropractors also provide postural and exercise education, ergonomic training, nutritional consultation, physiotherapy, ultrasound, laser therapy, and many other treatment options. Ergonomic training educates you on how to properly walk, sit, and stand up without hurting your back. Chiropractors also work with other healthcare providers such as general medical doctors, pain experts, and surgeons. Besides treating issues relating to back pain, they also treat other areas of musculoskeletal pain, whiplash, carpal tunnel, headaches, asthma, fibromyalgia, and many other diseases and conditions.
So, what is a spinal manipulation? A controlled sudden thrust is applied to take the joint beyond the passive-range end to create movement. This may cause a cracking noise that releases nitrogen bubbles in the synovial fluid of the joints that lubricates the joints. The pressure is applied directly to the one vertebrae or by turning the neck or upper part of the body.
Depending on your condition, mostly you will appointment will be 10-20 minutes long and scheduled 2-3 times a week. According to your diagnosis if treatment is progressing as discussed, you should notice relief within a couple of weeks.