Adjustments and manipulations are foundational treatments within the field of chiropractic medicine. Utilizing a slow and passive or precise and aggressive approach, chiropractors can alleviate pressure and correct misalignments within the musculoskeletal system. The area that is most troublesome for the majority of people is the back (spine). As a result, it is the area of the body that is most commonly treated by chiropractors. For back pain care, simply masking the symptoms with pain medications will not improve your condition, so it’s best to take an active approach by seeking chiropractic care.
In addition to treating back pain, chiropractic adjustments and manipulation techniques can be applied to other injured joints and ligaments to promote fast and complete healing from dislocations, sprains, fractures, etc.
Another approach chiropractors can take to treat spine injuries specifically is spinal mobilization. For significant misalignments and conditions, mobilization is a steady approach to slowly and surely manipulate the spine into proper alignment and stability.
No matter your musculoskeletal ailment, a combination of chiropractic adjustments, manipulations and/or mobilization can be used to correct your condition at the source to provide sustainable relief from your pain and discomfort.
How Chiropractors Treat Back Pain and Other Disorders
As practitioners of physical medicine, chiropractors are educated in biology, anatomy and physiology to understand how to recognize, diagnose and treat injuries to joints and the surrounding muscle tissue and tendons.
All chiropractic treatments start with a comprehensive diagnosis. Chiropractic care is extremely unique and caters to each patient and his/her specific injuries. Therefore, each adjustment, manipulation and mobilization session is closely monitored by the chiropractor to ensure the patient receives the best possible care. How the patient responds to each treatment will dictate each session and the overall treatment plan.
A chiropractic adjustment is a treatment where a chiropractor carefully diagnoses and identifies an injury and applies highly localized pressure. Our chiropractors will place you in the proper position and utilize chiropractic equipment to isolate specific joints, which will maximize the impact of the adjustment to release pressure and correct misalignments.
Physical Manipulation Treatments
Chiropractors use physical manipulation to help promote movement and range of motion in patients suffering from inflammation, stiffness or soreness as a result of lack of use or injury. Physical manipulation is a more general approach used to relieve overall tension and tightness. Used in tandem with adjustments, physical manipulation can help release inflammation and promote overall joint mobility as the adjustments correct joint alignment.
Manipulation treatments are administered by the chiropractor by hand and can be introduced in a massaging motion or in shorter bursts. The chiropractor carefully monitors how the patient and the joint respond to manipulation treatments to make any necessary changes to his/her approach.
Spinal mobilization is a chiropractic technique used to correct misalignments in the spine and release pressure. Due to the extreme sensitivity of the spinal cord and its role in the nervous system, any adjustments to the spine require cautious and carefully calculated treatment approaches. Spinal mobilization is a slow treatment method that is distributed across a series of multiple treatments. Over time, chiropractors incrementally adjust the spine using their hands and/or tools.
If you are experiencing sustained discomfort following a car accident, sports injury or slip and fall, contact our Dallas office to see what treatments can help improve your health. Give Ideal Chiropractic Pain & Injury a call at (972) 252-7246 to schedule a consultation today.