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Spinal Manipulation

SPINAL MANIPULATION at Mt. Lehman Physiotherapy in Abbotsford

​Sometimes things just don’t line up right. You might even describe it as your back or neck “is out.” When that happens, spinal manipulation can be an effective treatment for several issues as part of your comprehensive rehabilitative or preventative treatment plan. 

Physiotherapists are trained in various specific techniques for spinal manipulation. Each technique is designed to treat different conditions. But there are three most common techniques:

  • A sudden yet carefully controlled force on a joint. You may hear the (harmless) “popping” or “cracking” sound with this technique.
  • Less sudden movements to stretch and gently manipulate muscles, joints, and ligaments.

Spinal manipulation is used as part of the treatment for:

  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Chronic migraines
  • Chronic pain
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain

Spinal manipulation’s benefits also include:

  • Greater range of motion with increased flexibility.
  • Reduced pain without pharmaceuticals.
  • A non-invasive treatment that many times helps patients avoid surgery.

The physiotherapists at Mt. Lehman Physiotherapy in Abbotsford are qualified to perform spinal manipulations. They start by assessing your condition and only then determine if spinal manipulation would benefit you. If so, they will explain the procedure before they begin.

Does Spinal Manipulation Hurt?

No. You will experience little to no pain during your spinal manipulation adjustments. You may feel or hear pops and cracks, but you shouldn’t feel any intense pain. Any pain would be associated with your condition, so if you aren’t in pain beforehand, you won’t likely have any discomfort afterward. Many patients experience immediate relief. Sometimes you may find some mild soreness or minor aches after spinal manipulation as your muscles readjust to the new position of your spine.

Contact Mt. Lehman Physiotherapy in Abbotsford

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a highly trained physiotherapist at Mt. Lehman Physiotherapy in Abbotsford. They will carefully assess your condition and discuss your medical history to determine whether or not spinal manipulation will be a helpful addition to your physiotherapy treatment plan.

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