The Chiropractic Manipulation, also known as a “chiropractic adjustment” has repeatedly been shown to be a safe and effective treatment for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. At Lakeside Spine and Wellness Dr. Andrew Kiper uses Motion Palpation techniques to identify hypo-mobile (stiff) joint segments that would benefit from manipulation. Hyper-mobile joint segments, such as the mid-cervical spine in most patients, are joints that typically do not need manipulation.
During an adjustment procedure the doctor will place his hands on the area to be treated and apply a gentle yet quick movement over the joint. The joint usually elicits a “pop” or “crack”, we term this an “audible release” a cavitation. This is trapped gas in fluid of the joint capsule being released from the space during an adjustment and is completely normal and safe.
The goal of the Chiropractic Adjustment is to: Increase joint mobility and range of motion, relieve pain, reduce muscle spasm, restore optimal joint function and stimulate the nervous system.
If you have not been adjusted before, we will discuss the risks and benefits of this remarkably SAFE procedure.
For more information about Motion Palpation please click this link: http://www.motionpalpation.org/