Things you must know
DC Physio Clondalkin/Lucan are experts in spinal manipulation and spinal adjustments, this is an intervention performed on the spinal articulations which has advantageous therapeutic effect such as pain relief and restoration of normal movement.
Spinal manipulation and adjustments are extremely beneficial in reducing pain and improving mobility.
Patients often experience rapid reduction in their pain or dysfunction.
At DC Physiotherapy Clondalkin/Lucan we are certified to do Cervical Manipulations, Thoracic Spine Manipulations, Lumbar Manipulations, SIJ Manipulations, Acromio Clavicular Manipulations, Glenohumeral Manipulations, Radial Head Manipulations, Wrist Manipulations, Fibula Manipulations, Tibio-Talar Manipulations, Navicular Manipulations and Talo-Navicular Manipulations.
Spinal Manipulations has been shown to reduce pain and improve functional outcomes. Manipulations of the spine and other areas are well researched and its efficacy published in many peer-reviewed journal articles.
Spinal manipulation is a technique that uses hands or a device for applying controlled thrust to your spinal joints. Thrust can move your joint more efficiently with varied force. On the other hand, spinal mobilization doesn’t involve the thrust. In fact, force application is applied within the natural motion range of the joint.
Spinal Physiotherapists are responsible for spinal manipulation. However, other licensed professionals such as sports therapists and physician can also do spinal manipulations.
According to National Health Interview Survey in 2012, spinal manipulation is the most prevalent treatment among children and adults in the USA.
Among US adults, about 67% of people use osteopathic manipulation for treating any specific health condition. On the other hand, According to NHIS, 54% of adults use it for wellness purposes.
Some of the common purposes for this chiropractic approach are:
- 5% of adults used it to have better concentration and memory
- 11% of adults used it to improve their immune systems
- 16% of adults used it for better energy
- 25% of adults use it for overall body health such as wellness of spirit, body and mind
- 43% of adults used spinal manipulation for disease prevention or general wellness
NHIS research reports positive user experience among people undergoing spinal manipulation. It reduces spinal pain.
Lorem ipsuThe number of US adults using chiropractor treatments has increased between 2012 to 2017. NHIS data showed a 1.2% increase in Physiotherapy treatment trend in these years. However, no difference was seen in the children ratio among these years. In 2012, 3.5% of children were visiting the Physiotherapist and 3.4% in 2017.
According to the national survey by CDC:
- Adults with 45-64 years of age visit the chiropractor more often than adults with 28-44 years of age.
- Women visit the Physiotherapist more than men.
- Older children (12-17 years old) are more likely to see Physiotherapist than young ones with 4-11 years of age.
- The chances for the boys and girls to visit the Physiotherapist are the same.
Why should you go for spinal manipulation?
Experience and credibility of practitioner matter a lot in applying spinal manipulation. If you’re taking the services of an experienced and licensed chiropractor, spinal manipulation is safe.
However, there can be some side effects of spinal manipulation. These side effects include a temporary boost in pain, stiffness, or muscle soreness.
Some infrequent but serious complications may also occur due to spinal manipulation—for instance, delays in diagnosis of severe medical conditions or death.