A spinal adjustment, also known as a spinal manipulation, is a chiropractic treatment method designed to realign the vertebral bones of the spine and alleviate symptoms of back pain. Your chiropractor will ultimately determine if a spinal adjustment is the best solution for your needs, but it is important to educate yourself on how often these treatments can be performed and what you can expect during the process.
How Often Should an Adjustment Be Done?
The number and frequency of adjustments will typically vary based on your symptoms and ongoing results. For example, many individuals experience relief following a single adjustment, whereas patients with more serious spinal conditions may require several, more frequent treatment sessions.
What Can You Expect from Visiting a Chiropractor?
Your chiropractor may utilize a number of manipulation methods to effectively adjust your spine. Some of the most common spinal adjustment methods utilized include lumbar rolls, table adjustments, direct massage-like pressure, and an instrument adjustment performed using an activator device. Your chiropractor may also complete a toggle drop in which he crosses his hands over a specific area of your spine and performs a quick snap. In some cases, your chiropractor may perform a high-velocity, short-lever arm thrust to a specific vertebral bone in order to stimulate the release of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide from inflamed or swollen joints. Individuals suffering from an extremely painful spinal condition or back injury may benefit from a more aggressive chiropractic adjustment performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.
Here at Peterson Chiropractic, our chiropractors employ a number of adjustment and manipulation methods to realign your vertebral bones and treat unpleasant symptoms. Find out if you can benefit from an adjustment or manipulation by contacting our New York City office at (212) 242-3210 today! Our Midtown and Downtown offices also offer various massage therapy techniques.