October 22, 2018
Backpack Advice Every School Aged Child Needs to Know
Spinal manipulation treats subluxations. A subluxation occurs when a spinal vertebra becomes misaligned and may compress spinal nerves and cause pain. Manipulation involves applying pressure to a specific area to release the vertebra so it can freely align itself. Sometimes several adjustments are necessary until soft tissues connected to the vertebra remember their correct positions. The patient may be seated or lying down during an adjustment.
There are many different types of adjustment techniques such as toggle drop, motion palpation, lumbar roll, release work, table adjustments, instrument adjustments, and manipulation under anesthesia (rare). Sometimes, when vertebrae are adjusted, a popping noise is heard. This noise is created as tiny pockets of gas are released from the joints.
Other treatments chiropractors provide include: