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A Closer Look at Spinal Manipulation

By Debra Rodzinak

Restoring and enhancing joint function while reducing pain and joint inflammation is the goal of any chiropractor. Each chiropractor has his own personal technique and with over 100 different types of adjustments each chiropractor develops his or her own style. The chiropractors at The Joint use a variety of these gentle adjustments to bring their patients relief.

If a vertebra shifts or slips out of place, an overall response occurs across both the central nervous system and the surrounding muscles which can lead to pain or discomfort. Our nerves, immune system, and minds cannot work optimally when the spine is not aligned.

To relieve this discomfort and perform optimally, the spine needs to be aligned correctly. The best way to do this is with spinal adjustments and gentle manipulations. Our bodies were created to function best with a spine that is aligned with the body.

History of Spinal Manipulation

Spinal manipulation has been a trusted form of treatment for centuries. The famous Greek physician Hippocrates is known to have written manipulative techniques as far back as 1500 B.C. Since that time, the use of manipulation to relieve spinal pain has grown and evolved to include modern techniques used at The Joint.    

Spinal Techniques

According to Spine Health, the oldest and most-used technique is called the high-velocity, low amplitude (HVLA) technique. This type of manipulation works very well for low and mid-back pain, along with neck pain.

However, it's hard to beat the diversified technique, which is favored by doctors at The Joint Chiropractic. The diversified technique is a form of HVLA where the chiropractor uses short, quick thrusts over joints that are bound or restricted.

No matter which technique or style your chiropractor uses, one thing remains the same—the assurance that you are in control of your plan and that the professionals at The Joint will work with you to give you the absolute best form of chiropractic care.

With a visit to The Joint, you can rest assured that you are in charge of your spinal health. Our professionals will work with you to create a plan that is satisfactory to your overall needs. With no pesky insurance forms to fill out, or appointment times to remember, just walk in to The Joint today for your gentle spinal adjustment that will have your spine and joints feeling pain-free naturally!

Just drop in to one of the Joint's 350 locations nationwide.

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