Chiropractic Adjustment Sydney
Chiropractic Adjustment for Back and Neck Pain
If a patient complaints about the cavitations or cracking sound or feeling in the neck area or simply cannot relax, maybe they can go the chiropractor for a consultation. Instead of giving traditional approach to treat the concern, the chiropractor can utilize gentle chiropractic techniques. These techniques include low velocity (slower) technique performed within joint motion’s passive range. Read more benefits of chiropractic.
Gentle Chiropractic Adjustments
The best chiropractic adjustment techniques that are commonly utilized by chiropractors are:
- Cervical mobilization
While patients are lying and relaxed on their back, the chiropractor moves the neck vertebrae from right to the left, and vice versa. The chiropractor can alternate the movements, such as figure 8 movement and side movement. The head can be moved to the side, in rotation, or forward and backward in various degrees.
In cervical mobilization, the chiropractor applies non-thrust and smooth type of stretch. This approach is meant to reduce the restricted motion and fixation between the cervical spinal segments. Chiropractor usually also utilize an oscillatory movement during the cervical mobilization of the spine.
- Cervical manual traction
The patients can lay their face up or sit or they can also lie face down on the stomach. The neck will be pulled gently by the chiropractor. The cervical spine will be stretched in various angles between extension (backward) and flexion (forward). The chiropractor can search which is the correct angle and which will make the patients feel more comfortable. In this way, the tightness on the neck will be corrected efficiently. This technique can be combined with cervical mobilization. The chiropractor can either do both techniques either simultaneously or in switch. Do chiropractors work?
- Cervical “drop” techniques
The patients can prone (lying on their stomach) or lie on their side on a special table which has a drop-piece that can be lifted into a locked position. The chiropractor then examines which parts that need adjustment and they can place their finger or hand on the problem area. In this technique, the chiropractor applies a medium to high velocity with low amplitude thrust or non-thrust gradual increasing downward pressure. This can be done until the head piece/drop section releases and drops in some extent of distance. This is to reduce the restricted motion and fixation of the cervical vertebrae using a specific table. In this technique, the chiropractor does not apply rotation or twisting of the head/neck and the patients will probably not hear the usual cracking sounds.