Manipulation frees restricted movement of the spine and helps restore
misaligned vertebra to their proper position in the spinal column. Spinal manipulation helps to reduce nerve irritation
responsible for causing inflammation, muscle spasm, pain and other symptoms associated with sciatica. Spinal
adjustments should not be painful. Research shows spinal manipulation to be safe and effective.
For patients who do not improve with self-care, spinal manipulation
is the treatment of choice for both acute or chronic low back pain, according to guidelines published by the American College
of Physicians and the American Pain Society.
Doctors of Chiropractic are trained to use many different adjustment
techniques enabling them to treat different disorders of the spine and nervous system. Techniques vary from a swift,
careful thrust to those that combine minimal force and gentle pressure. Mastery of each technique is an art that requires
great skill and precision. Spinal manipulation is the treatment that differentiates chiropractic from other medical