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Chiropractic Treatment and Spinal Manipulation

Chiropractic Treatment & Spinal Manipulation

A Back Doctor examining his patient back in medical office

Chiropractic is a field of therapeutic practice that focuses on the relationship between the spine and its functioning affecting health. The Chiropractors are professionals that give Chiropractic treatment by using Spinal Manipulation technique.  Spinal manipulation is performed by making adjustments to the spine and surrounding structures to correct various problems. This Chiropractic treatment is given to patients suffering from lower back pain, neck pain, and also the non-specific chronic low back pain.

Research has found that Spinal Manipulation commonly used by Chiropractors as Chiropractic treatment work effectively.

Chiropractic Treatment & Spinal Manipulation

The majority of Spinal Manipulation is performed by Chiropractors followed by physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians, and back doctors.

During the Spinal Manipulation, a quick force is applied to the spinal joints. This results in the movement of target joints beyond their normal range of movement. The Spinal Manipulation is often accompanied by a popping sound. This audible sound is believed to be the release of gas dissolved in the joint fluids. Due to the sudden drop in pressure, the gas recollects into small bubbles making a popping sound. The effectiveness of spinal manipulation doesn’t diminish if the sound is not heard.

The primary goal of Chiropractic treatment is to reduce back pain and restore the functioning of the spinal column. The Chiropractic treatment given through spinal manipulation has shown positive results to combat back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders.

The Eden Prairie Chiropractors are well-versed in the specialized form of Spinal Manipulation and other Chiropractic treatments. The Chiropractic treatment is most effective when spinal manipulation is combined with other treatments such as massage, exercise etc.

There is an ongoing research on what mechanism do the spinal manipulation work. The past research concluded that spinal adjustments break the spinal joints stuck together and stimulate the nervous system.

What more you need to know about Chiropractic

Chiropractic has been in the world for about hundreds of years still there are a lot of misconceptions about it. Chiropractic is mostly known for spinal manipulation but it has much more to offer. Answering a few questions might help in better understanding the importance of Chiropractic.

  • Who can benefit from Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a field which can help many people besides those having back pain and nervous system disorders. The patients suffering from the following conditions can seek Chiropractic care-

  • Pain and stiffness in neck, shoulders, legs, feet, arms, hands, chest, abdomen etc
  • Specific type of headaches
  • Sports injuries
  • Chronic muscle pain and stiffness
  • Arthritis

Although the main method of giving Chiropractic treatment is Spinal Manipulation some Chiropractors also recommend active self-treatments. The Chiropractors may also help patients with exercise, massage, diet and nutritional counseling, and lifestyle modification counseling.

  • What do the Chiropractors do?

Chiropractors are medical practitioners who detect and treat nervous system and musculoskeletal ailments. The Chiropractors use several Chiropractic techniques including hands-on spinal manipulation of the body. They neither prescribe any medicine to the patients nor any surgical treatment. If there is any severe underlying issue beyond Chiropractic care, the Chiropractors refer the patient for an appropriate medical consultation.

  • Does Spinal Adjustment hurt?

When the Chiropractors treat misaligned vertebrae, the pressure put on the spinal nerves can cause slight pain. The popping sound during spinal manipulation is the indication of the vertebra returning to its proper position.

  • How to find a Chiropractor near you?

You should always contact licensed Chiropractors near you. Asking a friend or even your physician will help you find one.

The Eden Prairie Chiropractors understand the patient’s distinct needs and offer individualized Chiropractic services. They utilize a variety of Chiropractic techniques to assist the patients in getting back pain-free and healthy life.

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