A chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is the primary chiropractic treatment method for back pain.
Spinal manipulation relieves joint pressure, 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 manipulation treats conditions such as allergies, menstrual cramps, and headaches.
How Does Spinal Manipulation Work?
There are over 100 types of adjustment techniques used by chiropractors worldwide. For example, some practitioners may use force and twisting, while others are more gentle. Regardless of how they are performed, these techniques are intended to restore or enhance joint function to reduce pain and resolve 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, immune system, and minds cannot function at their highest peak.
Overall, spinal adjustments and manipulations are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level without discomfort. When the body is adequately aligned, it can respond and perform as it was built to do.