Spinal manipulation is also known as called spinal manipulative therapy. In this technique, the practitioners make use of a device or hands to apply controlled thrust to a specific joint of the spine.
The force applied differs but the thrust applied moves the joint considerably that it could do itself.
The spinal manual therapy is performed mostly by chiropractors but can be carried out by licensed osteopathic physicians or physical therapists etc
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Spinal manipulation is used by children and adults and the pain conditions that can be treated using spinal manipulation are
- Low-Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Many other Conditions
Spinal manipulation – Is it safe?
Spinal manipulation is quite safe when carried out by a licensed and trained practitioner. The side effects observed are temporary which includes temporary muscle stiffness, soreness, and muscle pain.
Spinal manipulative therapy is a technique that involves the combination of moving & thrusting joints, exercise, massage, and physical therapy.
The therapy is created to ease off the pressure on your joints, enhance nerve function, and reduce inflammation. This therapy is highly effective in treating pain in the head, neck, back, and shoulder. Chiropractors use this therapy to treat disorders like sinus issues or menstrual pain.
Treating lower back pain with Spinal Manual therapy (SMT)
Spinal Manual Therapy is quite helpful in treating lower back pain which is a common problem faced by a lot of people these days. Lower back pain affects your daily life and can cost you a lot as a medical expense.
The low back pain is caused by tumor, fracture or infection etc though there are other causes too.
Sometimes lower back pain also spreads into your legs and buttocks and in such cases, SMT is quite effective.
SMT a simple manual technique includes both mobilization and manipulation. When it comes to manual mobilizations, your physiotherapist would move your spine within a specified radius of motion. The physiotherapist would use passive and slow movements which start with a small area and slowly increased to a wider area of motion.
Manipulation technique helps treat a lot of health ailments and since it is a non-invasive treatment, many people find it easy and helpful to get rid of the pain. You can also use it along with other treatments for faster recovery. If you are not interested in surgical treatments, you can opt for SMT as an alternative to eliminate many health disorders.