Chiropractic adjustments, also known as manipulations or mobilizations, are very effective in addressing restricted joints throughout the body. Improper joint mobility interferes with normal movement patterns causing compensation and unnecessary movement in other areas of the body. Improper joint mobility leads to pain, tissue damage and can cause early onset joint degeneration. Chiropractic adjustments safely and effectively restore motion to restricted joints allowing normal movement.
Chiropractic adjustments involve placing the body in a safe position to allow proper joint movement to occur by applying a quick, low force push into a specific joint.
Performance Spine and Sports Center offers a variety of chiropractic methods. Our goal is to improve performance, strength, health and the well-being of our patients through non-invasive, cutting edge techniques that are proven to be safe and effective.
Some of the chiropractic techniques utilized by our providers include Motion Palpation, Diversified, and Cox Flexion Distraction.
Don’t like chiropractic adjustments? No worries. At Performance Spine and Sports Center, our providers are trained in low force mobilizations and Active Release Techniques (ART) to restore optimal joint mobility.
Chiropractic and Research
"Reduced odds of surgery were observed for... those whose first provider was a chiropractor. 42.7% of workers [with back injuries] who first saw a surgeon had surgery, in contrast to only 1.5% of those who saw a chiropractor."
Keeney BJ, Fulton-Kehoe D, Turner JA, et al. Early predictors of lumbar spine surgery after occupational back injury: results from a prospective study of workers in Washington state. Spine, Dec. 12, 2012.
In a Randomized controlled trial, 183 patients with neck pain were randomly allocated to manual therapy (spinal mobilization), physiotherapy (mainly exercise) or general practitioner care (counseling, education and drugs) in a 52-week study. The clinical outcomes measures showed that manual therapy resulted in faster recovery than physiotherapy and general practitioner care. Moreover, total costs of the manual therapy-treated patients were about one-third of the costs of physiotherapy or general practitioner care.
-- Korthals-de Bos et al (2003), British Medical Journal
For more information on chiropractic research visit the American Chiropractic Association (ACA):