Spinal Manipulation Therapy

Spinal Manipulation Therapy

What is Spinal Manipulation Therapy?

A Spinal manipulation/adjustment is a therapeutic treatment where a licensed provider uses their hands or special instruments to manipulate joints in your body. This treatment is also called spinal manipulation or joint manipulation. A Spinal manipulation/adjustment can help reduce pain, correct your body’s alignment and how your body functions physically. Spinal manipulation/adjustments offer treatment that complements traditional medical care you receive.

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What can Spinal Manipulation Therapy Treat:

How does it work?

There are many types of spinal adjustments used by practitioners worldwide. Some use mobilization with impulse (spinal manipulation), while others use more gentle techniques called mobilization with out impulse (spinal mobilization). Most procedures are done on a padded, adjustable table. Parts of the table can be dropped as an adjustment is done, adding different forces to the movement.

You may feel and hear a popping or cracking sensations during a chiropractic adjustment. These are gases, like oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide, released from your joints. Gas gets trapped in small cavities of your joints when you move and stretch. While this gas release may be more apparent during a chiropractic adjustment, you experience a similar sound when you crack your knuckles.

Note from the Cleveland Clinic

Spinal Manipulation/adjustments might be right for you if you experience pain and want an alternative form of treatment. Most people will feel immediate relief after a chiropractic adjustment, while others could experience temporary minor pain after treatment. If you’re unsure if seeking spinal manipulation/adjustment care is right for you, talk with your primary care provider about your symptoms and concerns.

Current Research

Frequently Asked Questions

Spinal Manipulation Therapy can be uncomfortable at times.

Spinal Manipulation can take a matter of seconds.

Typically patients may expect some soreness the initial 2-4 days.

You will want to avoid any strenuous activities the day of treatment. But you can continue most normal day to day activities.

You may do light exercise/stretching prescribed by your Doctor of Physical Therapy. The use of heat, bath/epsom salt bath, and hydration is recommended.

This is something your doctor will evaluate prior to doing a spinal manipulation to see if you are a proper candidate for this treatment by ruling out all contraindications.

This is a treatment that is covered with your physical therapy under insurance.

The Spinal Manipulation Treatment is performed by our expert Doctors of Physical Therapy who have undergone extensive training by the worlds leading experts in Spinal Manipulation.

This is something your doctor will go over with you once they have evaluated you.

You will have access to our Doctors post treatment and may ask to speak to them directly, post treatment.

MVP Physio Dr. is located at 1645 Forest Hill Rd, Suite 105, Macon, GA 31210.

Please call, (478) 960-7077, and either Meghan or Chloe will get you taken care of, answer any questions you may have, and get you scheduled.

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