Manipulation. also known as chiropractic adjustment, is a hands-on technique used by chiropractors to restore proper alignment and function to the joints of the spine and extremities. It involves applying a controlled force to a specific joint, often resulting in an audible popping or cracking sound known as cavitation. This sound is caused by the release of gasses (such as nitrogen) from the joint fluid, which creates a temporary vacuum within the joint capsule.

The goal of manipulation is to improve joint mobility, reduce pain, and restore normal nervous system function. Chiropractic adjustments can be beneficial for various musculoskeletal conditions, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, and joint dysfunction.

Mobilization is another hands-on technique used by chiropractors to improve joint mobility and reduce pain. Unlike manipulation, which involves a quick, high-velocity thrust, mobilization consists of slower, gentler movements applied to the joint. Mobilization techniques may include stretching, oscillatory movements, and sustained pressure to gradually increase joint range of motion.

Mobilization is often recommended for patients who may not be suitable candidates for manipulation, such as those with osteoporosis, arthritis, or acute injuries. It can also serve as a complementary therapy to manipulation, helping to maintain joint mobility and prevent stiffness between adjustments.

How Our Clinic Provides Manipulation/Mobilization:

Our skilled chiropractors are trained in various manipulation and mobilization techniques, allowing them to tailor the treatment to each patient’s unique needs and preferences. Before performing any manipulation, our chiropractors conduct a thorough assessment to determine the specific areas of dysfunction and develop a personalized treatment plan.

During the procedure, the chiropractor applies precise and controlled pressure to the targeted joint, using their hands or specialized instruments. This manipulation restores proper alignment and movement to the joint, relieving pressure on surrounding tissues and facilitating the body’s natural healing process.

Our clinic prioritizes patient comfort and safety during manipulation procedures. We ensure open communication with our patients throughout the treatment process, explaining each step of the procedure and addressing any concerns they may have. Additionally, our chiropractors have extensive training and experience in manipulation techniques, ensuring optimal outcomes for our patients.