Different Types of Chiropractic Treatment

If you’re having some sort of pain in your joints, you might think that an expensive and lengthy doctor visit is sadly waiting for you. Thankfully, there are various methods that chiropractic care uses to do just that, without the length or cost that the common doctors might have. Chiropractic care focuses on increasing your range of motion and helping relieve any pain you might feel. What your practitioner will do obviously depends on what you need, and your chiropractor will take care of explaining the number of sessions needed with each specific method.

There are various methods designed, here are some we recommend:

Flexion-Distraction Manipulation

This focuses on treating your lower back and hip area. Your chiropractor will take you to a specialized treatment table that has been outfitted with a hydraulic mechanism, where you’ll lie down while your joints are being stretched, which will move the table around. Through the use of a pumping motion, your doctor will make a distractive force with the table so that individual segments of your spine are stretched.

A low force treatment, this is considered to be safe from pinched nerves, herniated discs, pregnant women, spinal injuries and even geriatric patients. The patients who will find the most benefits are those who deal with lower back pain and certain disorders.

Low-Force Manipulation

Elderly patients, infants, and toddlers, those dealing with acute pain, or people suffering from conditions like osteoporosis should look for this treatment. A slower and less intense method is used when manipulating the joints, or when instruments that help with the adjustment are being used. It typically requires less pressure, which means less pain and a higher degree of mobility in your joints. You can read more about the specifics of this treatment at the website here.

Manual Joint Manipulation

Focused on treating patients with specific pain in their neck, their middle back, or their upper and lower extremities. Though the use of their hands, they shift or stimulate movement into a joint if it’s been lacking the usual range of motion due to an inhibition. In other words, it loosens tight joints and muscles. After relieving restricted joints, muscle spasms and nerve pain are going to be reduced, and functions in the spine and extremities will improve.

The main focus on this treatment is to return people to their normal, daily activities and remove the pain they’ve been feeling in them. Whether it’s going to be high intensity or gentle, and the specific manipulation that will be done, is something to be chosen based on the patient.