Many musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems can be addressed through chiropractic adjustment. It is a non-invasive technique that involves manual manipulation of joints, especially those of the spine, to relieve pain from conditions stemming from problems in the neck, back, and head. Chiropractic adjustment is also known by many people as spinal manipulation due to its popularity for treating low back pain and as it focuses mainly on the treatment of spinal joints and can offer pain relief to many immediately after the manipulation is done.
Restricted motion and decreased joint mobility can be caused by neuromuscular problems and can also be treated with a chiropractic adjustment. The lack of range of motion in a joint can be due to chronic injury which has stiffened up the joint because of adhesions and scar tissues that have formed over time. Chiropractic care can be a short-term or long-term treatment depending on the type of condition, the extent of pain and injury, and the response of the patient.
Before manipulation is done, the chiropractor should first focus on assessing the patient’s condition to determine the appropriateness of chiropractic adjustment to the affected area. Manual manipulation and adjustment will be done in the clinic once the chiropractor determines that the treatment will benefit the patient.
Chiropractic adjustment is a form of manual therapy, and can be used together with other forms of therapy to provide comprehensive rehabilitation and healing to a patient. Chiropractors are able to provide holistic care because they are trained to take into consideration other health aspects of the patient, which may allow them to recommend exercises and precautions to patients who might need additional care.