How Chiropractic Treatment works in Portland

Chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which skilled professionals called chiropractors utilize their hands or a small instrument to administer an exact, sudden force to a spinal joint. The objective of this practice, also known as spinal manipulation, is to upgrade spinal motion and enhance your body’s physical function. It is gaining more popularity being a non-invasive alternative treatment.

SPINAL MANIPULATION

Spinal manipulation is the commonest technique for managing accident-related back injuries. It is also known as chiropractic adjustment. A chiropractor generally uses his hands or small tools to apply a directed, controlled, and sudden force to spinal joints. Spinal manipulation can improve joint function so that you can move that part of your back freely again. Spinal manipulation can alleviate both joint inflammation and back pain.Spinal manipulations are considered generally safe, non-invasive with little to no side effects. Many people prefer it to more invasive techniques or medications with side effects.

JOINT MOBILIZATION

Joint mobilization can improve joint function and ease all types of back pain. Here, chiropractors use slow Arthrokinematic joint motions which are generally applied on the endpoint of a joint. There are several types of mobilization methods, the most appropriate mobilization technique for your specific case will be chosen for you.

COMBINED APPROACHES

Various approaches can be combined for treating accident-related back pains where the injury is extensive and a single approach may not be effective. This helps to enhance adjustment or mobilization with more comfort to patients. Different therapies including electrical stimulation, heat and ice, relaxation methods, rehabilitative exercises, and nutrition counseling may be combined. Massage techniques or dry needling  can also be added for continued joint function recovery. If any mild discomfort is experienced it typically resolves within 12 to 48 hours.