Chiropractic Manipulation

The act of an 'adjustment' has been repeatedly shown to be a safe and effective treatment for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. The job of the physician is to assess the joint that may need to be manipulated and then perform a quick movement into the joint. Sometimes (not always) the movement will elicit a 'pop' which is termed cavitation. 

The goal of the manipulation is threefold:

1. increase joint mobility

2. relieve pain and reduce muscle spasm

3. restore optimal joint function. 

BUT

Manipulation is an aspect of treatment. All physical medicine providers should provide appropriate exercises/stretches in order to maintain any functional gains attained during active treatment.