The neck is by far one of the most valuable & vulnerable parts of our bodies. Where the head goes, the body follows. The problem nowadays is that the head goes where the eyes go, which is directly into the sexy-blue light of electronic devices & TV screens. There are plenty of lifestyle reasons to pick on, but at the end of the day you need to something to take the pressure off your neck and head.
Spinal Manipulation is super effective when performed by a trained professional, using a safe technique, only when it’s appropriate. It can be used both as treatment and examination.
What happens during a spinal manipulation?
The facet joint surfaces in the spine are like two blocks sliding back & forth, congruently held at a specific angle. Sometimes the pressure around a facet joint builds internally. This is due to compression from gravity, muscle tension, or impact. Now, two theories suggest the cartilage in the joint becomes displaced or a pocket of gas is created by the joint. The manipulation happens when the stuck segment is moved quickly through a stretch directed at the capsule by an small impulse. The result is a sound of “pop,” “snap”, or “crack” followed by “Ahhhhhh”.
How long does the feeling of relief last after the “Ahhhhhh”?
The release is immediate & relief can last 20 minutes to a couple of days.
Why would you use a Spinal Manipulation?
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Stiffness in the back
- Hip & knee pain
- Bad posture