Spinal Peripheral Manipulation
also called spinal manipulative therapy or manual therapy, combines moving and jolting joints, massage, exercise, and physical therapy. It’s designed to relieve pressure on joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function. It’s often used to treat back, neck, shoulder, and headache pain.
About Spinal Peripheral Manipulation
Spinal manipulation involves passive mechanical movement directed at a specific spinal joint or joint–segment in order to restore movement or reduce pain. It is a high-velocity, low-amplitude manoeuvre performed at the end of the patient’s spinal range, which the patient cannot stop or control.
Theories for the pain relief following spinal adjustments include mechanical/reflexive relaxation of soft tissue, movement of a disc bulge away from pain-sensitive structure, or proprioceptive input to the spinal cord to gate out pain. Spinal manipulation is an intervention performed on spinal articulations which are synovial joints, which is asserted to be therapeutic.
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