The Benefits of Spinal Manipulation
Spinal manipulation is a chiropractic treatment most commonly used to treat lower back pain. It is in essence a form of therapy that relieves pressure on joints, reduces inflammation and improves nerve function with the combination of moving joints, massages, exercises and therapy. Spinal manipulation is used by chiropractors all over the world and is also used for things such as menstrual pain and sinus problems.
When it comes to back pain, people may look for over-the-counter treatments or may choose to ignore seeking help. It is highly recommended that people experiencing back pain seek chiropractic care in its early stages to avoid long term pain, disability, and further complications. For the best overall experience and safety, it is recommended that spinal manipulation is done within the first four weeks of symptoms and with mild exercise.
The following are the benefits of spinal manipulation:
- Increases overall body function
- Reduces symptoms of lower back pain
- Reduces chronic back pain
- Can reduce and even eliminate back pain completely
- Can also help patients with leg pain, sciatica, and radiculopathy
Before choosing spinal manipulation for your form of treatment for back pain, it is important to consult with a chiropractor first. People with osteoporosis, history of strokes, spinal cancer, weak spine, experiencing numbness, tingling, or loss of strength should be more careful and it is recommended they avoid chiropractic care in some instances, especially spinal manipulation.