Spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustment is a technique used by our chiropractors in Cordova, TN. Chiropractic adjustments are effective for treating neck pain, lower back pain, headaches, and musculoskeletal conditions. The objective of chiropractic spinal manipulation is to restore joint function and mobility while reducing inflammation and pain without the risks of surgery or harmful medications. The most widely used spinal manipulation technique at Cole Chiropractic Center is known as the diversified technique or high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust.
Patients often hear a popping sound when one of our chiropractors positions them in a specific way and uses his or her hands to apply sudden pressure to a joint at a targeted location. Within HVLA, there are several other varying techniques. Depending on a patient's condition, other types of chiropractic non-HVLA manipulations may also be used. Therapies like electronic muscle stimulation, massage therapy, or exercises designed to strengthen certain muscles may also be employed.
Common Conditions Treated by Our Chiropractors
Chiropractors treat both acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders that are suffered by patients from all walks of life. Here are just some of the painful disorders that are treated using spinal manipulation:
- Neck pain and headaches
- Pain between the shoulder blades
- Lower back pain
- Spinal disc displacement
- Sciatic nerve impingement
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Shoulder disorders, including frozen shoulder syndrome
The Benefits of Spinal Manipulation
When performed by a licensed chiropractor, spinal manipulation is far safer than spinal surgery. Chiropractic care is an excellent option to reduce pain and encourage a speedy recovery. Although not typical, some patients report immediate and complete elimination of their pain with spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation is also known to improve a patient's flexibility and range of motion, especially if it is used in conjunction with a home exercise program.
A person's gait, sense of balance, and body alignment are also improved through spinal manipulation. After a course of treatment, patients can expect to feel their joints move with improved accuracy and coordination. Even reaction time has been found to be significantly improved as a result of enhanced nerve system function and the ability to transmit nerve impulses more effectively.
Visit Our Chiropractors for an Examination and Treatment Plan
Our patients travel from throughout the greater Memphis area to be treated by our chiropractors. At Cole Chiropractic Center in Cordova, we provide pain relief, increased mobility, and improved range of motion that helps improve our patients’ quality of life. Call us today at (901) 755-5515 to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors. We will perform a thorough examination and develop a treatment plan that is designed to meet your personal health goals.