Spinal Manipulation

What is spinal manipulation?

The objective of spinal manipulation is to help treat neck, or back pain, as well as other musculoskeletal conditions. During this process, a chiropractor on Long Island will combine moving joints with a soft tissue massage, exercise, or adjunctive therapy such as ultrasound, or muscle stimulation with heat or ice. Spinal manipulation is also used to restore mobility to the joints that may have been restricted by any type of tissue injury. Tissue injury can occur from a number of different reasons including trauma, repetitive stress, or poor posture. Manipulation can also serve as a pain relief method for the joints or muscles as well as connective tissue, such as cartilage, and tendons. Most procedures take place on a padded adjustable table. Certain parts of the table may be dropped in order to add different forces of movement.  

If you are experiencing any type of back pain, our chiropractors are specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of the musculoskeletal system. If you feel as though spinal manipulation is the right treatment for you, a chiropractor on Long Island at Priority Chiropractic will be able to assist you with all of your chiropractic care needs.

What can spinal manipulation help with?

Spinal manipulation therapy is designed to do the following:

  1. Reduce joint pressure
  2. ‎Reduce inflammation
  3. ‎May improve certain nervous system functions
  4. ‎Treats back, neck, and shoulder pain
  5. Headaches or  migraines

Chiropractic Manipulation Techniques

Our chiropractors will adapt various treatment plans in order to meet the specific needs of our patients. The typical treatment visit ranges from 12-18 sessions.

These treatment plans include:

  1. Spinal Manipulation (High-Velocity Low-Amplitude Thrust).

Chiropractors often utilize the high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) technique. This technique is typically used for lower back, mid-back, and neck pain. For this method, chiropractors apply a short (low-amplitude) and quick (high-velocity) thrust over restricted joints in order to reconstruct normal range motion of the joint.

    2.  Spinal Mobilization (Low-Force or Gentle Chiropractic Techniques).

Some conditions, such as a sensitive nervous system may require a gentler approach. Many patients prefer a milder spinal mobilization approach that does not involve such a forceful thrust.

If you have any other questions regarding chiropractic care and spinal manipulation, a chiropractor on Long Island at Priority Chiropractic can help answer any concerns or questions you may have.

Is spinal manipulation treatment safe?

Spinal manipulation therapy is best when performed by a trained practitioner who is licensed to provide such treatment. If you are suffering from severe neck or back pain, a chiropractor on Long Island with Priority Chiropractic will be able to assist you by using spinal manipulation as a successful treatment option. Our chiropractors will provide you with the most effective and efficient care. Don’t hesitate to visit our directory to find a chiropractor near you!