What is Chiropractic Manipulation?


Chiropractic manipulation, also known as spinal manipulation, or Chiropractic adjustments is a popular alternative therapy that aims to alleviate pain and improve overall health by adjusting the spine. This article explores the benefits of chiropractic manipulation, shedding light on its potential advantages and potential risks.

  1. Understanding Chiropractic Manipulation: Chiropractic manipulation involves the application of controlled, sudden force to the spinal joints, with the goal of realigning them and improving the body’s overall functioning. It is based on the belief that misalignments in the spine can lead to various health issues due to interference with the nervous system. Chiropractors use their hands or specialized tools to deliver these adjustments, aiming to restore proper joint mobility, alleviate pain, and enhance the body’s natural healing abilities.
  2. Benefits of Chiropractic Manipulation: Chiropractic manipulation is sought after for various reasons, and proponents believe it can provide several benefits. Some potential advantages include:

      a) Pain Relief: Chiropractic adjustments are commonly used to alleviate musculoskeletal pain, such as back, neck, and joint pain especially after a car accident. Studies suggest that manipulation may be effective in reducing pain and improving function for certain conditions as well.

      b) Improved Range of Motion: Manipulative techniques can help enhance joint mobility and flexibility, allowing individuals to regain or improve their range of motion. This can be particularly beneficial for athletes or individuals with restricted movement due to injury or chronic conditions.

     c) Headache Relief: Chiropractic care has been reported to provide relief for tension headaches and migraines. By addressing underlying spinal misalignments and reducing muscle tension, it may help alleviate headache symptoms.

     d) Motor Vehicle Accident/Car Crash/Car Accident: Chiropractic adjustments are used to treat whiplash, herniated discs, muscle strains, ligament sprains, joint restrictions and to decrease pain after a motor vehicle accident.

     e) Complementary Treatment: Chiropractic care is often used as a complementary therapy alongside conventional medical treatments such as pain management to support overall health and wellness.

     f) Safety Concerns: It may not be suitable for individuals with certain health conditions, such as osteoporosis, spinal cord compression, or inflammatory arthritis. It is important to consult a qualified Chiropractor and disclose any relevant medical history to ensure safety.

Future treatment: If you are considering Chiropractic treatment in the near future, our highly trained licensed Chiropractors at Absolute Life Wellness Center are here to help.  Give us a call today to schedule your new patient appointment. We are looking forward to the opportunity to serve you with clinic locations in Austin, Kyle and San Marcos, TX.