Spinal Manipulation Therapy
At Lifepath Chiropractic, we are often asked if spinal manipulation is the solution for backaches and headaches. Advocates of spinal manipulation therapy (which is a broad term for various techniques practiced by Chiropractors) say “yes”!
What is Spinal Manipulation Therapy?
Also called spinal manipulative therapy or manual therapy, it involves moving and jolting the joints of the spine. This, along with combined treatments of massage, exercise, and physical therapy, can be an excellent treatment regimen. The goal is to relieve pressure on your joints, reduce inflammation, increase circulation, and improve overall nerve function of the spine.
What is it used to treat?
Dr. Politylo often uses Spinal Manipulation Therapy as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to treat the following conditions:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Headache Pain
- Menstrual Pain
- Sinus Problems
How does it work?
Many people who suffer low back pain experience muscle spasms that can lead to impaired blood flow. The goal of spinal manipulation therapy is to improve a patient’s circulation, increasing oxygen to the muscles. It generally takes a series of spinal therapy treatments to achieve sustained improvement.
By relieving the pressure on nerves and soft tissue, joint function and circulation are improved.
Dr. Politylo’s techniques can help increase your range of motion, restore blood flow, reduce muscle tension, and help the body release endorphins (which help act as the body’s natural painkillers).
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms noted above, spinal manipulation therapy may be the right option for you.