Are you dealing with uncomfortable back pain that’s started to creep into other facets of your life besides just sitting at your office desk? Maybe you’ve noticed that every morning you wake up with a stiff neck that just won’t seem to go away. Perhaps you’ve just been diagnosed with arthritis and you hate how achy and sore your joints can be after a long day. If any of these scenarios sound like you and you haven’t found relief through regular treatment methods, then it’s time to find out how alternative therapies like spinal manipulation could help.
What is spinal manipulation?
Perhaps you’ve heard of spinal manipulation (sometimes referred to as a chiropractic adjustment) but you aren’t quite sure what it means. This therapy is designed to help improve joint function and mobility while also reducing pain and swelling. How? By applying a steady amount of force and pressure to certain areas along the spine we can help to realign and readjust vertebrae that are out of alignment.
Who can benefit from spinal manipulation?
There is a host of different ailments and disorders that can find relief through chiropractic care such as spinal manipulation. This therapy is a great way to relieve symptoms and conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, so everything from back and neck pain to shoulder and leg issues can benefit from spinal manipulation. Some common conditions that could experience great relief through chiropractic adjustments include:
- Back injuries and pain
- Sports-related injuries
- Tension-related headaches and migraines
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated or slipped disc
- Menstrual pain
Spinal manipulation can be a great way to not only manage your symptoms while also improving the health and function of your musculoskeletal system, but also a great way to boost your mental health and wellbeing. Spinal manipulation can also be a soothing, relaxing experience that can help reduce stress and anxiety and potentially even improve symptoms of depression.
When other medical interventions haven’t reduced pain or swelling, many patients turn to chiropractic care before they resort to invasive procedures or surgery. In many cases, surgery can be prevented altogether thanks to chiropractic therapy.
If you have questions about spinal manipulation or how it can help you then call
Advanced Physical Health at (573) 446-2242 to learn more.