Spinal Manipulation Techniques Used in Treating Low Back Pain
If you have pain in your lower back, it can be a result of poor posture or other spinal complications such as a pinched nerve. It’s essential that you seek chiropractic treatment as soon as you start to have low back pain. At Advantage Spine and Disc, we provide exemplary chiropractic treatment for back aches and other musculoskeletal conditions to residents of Boise, ID. Spinal manipulation is our signature treatment for lower back aches. Here are some spinal manipulation techniques we use in our treatment.
1. Motion Palpation
Motion palpation is both an adjustment and a diagnostic tool. It involves the bone doctor examining your spine to identify any vertebrae misalignment or stiffness in your spinal column. They will utilize their hands to apply pressure to specific regions along your spinal column and guide you through a series of movements. The chiropractor applies pressure to your spinal column, from the lumber to the thoracic end, to correct any vertebrae misalignment or stiffness.
2. Toggle Drop
This chiropractic adjustment technique involves the chiropractor using quick, precise thrusts on specific regions of your spinal column to relieve your backache. They will apply the swift, precise thrusts with their palms crossed. The doctor will also stimulate your spine in a controlled motion to boost vertebral joint mobility.
3. Lumbar Roll To Alleviate Back Pain
You will have to lie on your side for the lumbar roll, and the chiropractor will stand where you are facing. They will then use their hands to apply precise thrusts to your spinal column rapidly. The thrusts will be directed to the problematic area of your spinal column. This spinal adjustment technique promotes the proper positioning of vertebrae and relieves back pain.
4. Instrument Adjustment
Unlike most other spinal manipulation techniques, instrument adjustment is not hands-on; instead, a spring-loaded activator instrument is used. You will lie belly down on a table, and the chiropractor will use the device to gently adjust your spine, free stuck/ stiff vertebrae, and encourage optimal spinal adjustment. This spinal adjustment technique is also utilized for the same purpose in animals.
5. Table Adjustments
As the name suggests, this spinal adjustment technique involves using a drop-piece table. You will lie on your belly on the drop piece table, and the chiropractor will examine your spinal alignment. They will apply rapid thrusts to problematic areas of your spine, which in turn drops down the table, correcting misalignments and relieving back aches. Table dropping allows for the dissipation of the force from the adjustment, thereby making the procedure more comfortable for the doctor and patient.
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