Are You Looking for Pain Relief? Try Manipulation
Mobilization and manipulations are manual techniques used by physical therapists that comprise of skilled passive movements to joints and/or related soft tissues applied at varying
speeds and amplitudes. High-velocity low amplitude (HVLA) techniques are a passive, single, quick, and decisive movement that follows careful positioning of the patient. Manipulations (HVLAs) are movements that are not necessarily performed at the limit of already available range of motion making it a safe procedure.
If your joints hurt, your back is causing you trouble or your pain become unbearable, you may benefit from manipulation.
Manipulation helps relieve pressure on joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function. It is a gentle, hands-on form of manual therapy that focuses on evaluating and enhancing spinal function.
Your spine does a lot for your body – it protects your spinal cord, allows you to breathe properly, and it is what allows your body to move. In fact, almost every function in your body is directly connected to the health of your spine. Therefore, even pain that may seem unrelated to spinal function could be effectively relieved through spinal manipulation treatments.
Why is spinal manipulation so important?
Your spine is a complicated structure of vertebrae, discs, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Therefore, it takes a delicate balance to make sure it is at its peak level of health and function. This is why spinal manipulation is such an important form of treatment. If you are living with pain, you know how limiting it can be. In order to make sure your spine is at its optimum health, you must achieve the following:
- Good posture and spinal curves
- Strong abdominal and core muscles.
- Strong spinal and gluteus muscles.
- Good flexibility and balance with side-bending and rotation.
Manipulation is also used to treat:
- Cervical radiculopathy
- Neck and Low back pain
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Joint sprains
- Shoulder pain
- Hip/knee pain
- Muscle strains/spasms
Our manipulation services can help you get there. If you are in pain, contact Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy as soon as possible. We’ll evaluate your condition to determine if manipulation will be the best course of treatment for you.
Manipulation as an effective, safe, and non-invasive treatment
Manipulation is a treatment method that has been known to relieve a large variety of painful conditions. In fact, a study published by the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy supports spinal manipulation as an effective mode of treatment.
The study, titled “Effectiveness of Physical Therapist Administered Spinal Manipulation for the Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review of the Literature” analyzed data from several reputable medical journals to determine the effectiveness of spinal manipulation on patients living with lower back pain. Six randomized control trials were included for review and thoroughly assessed by the researchers.“
Results were overwhelmingly positive for the success of spinal manipulation. The conclusion is as follows:
“Based on the findings of this systematic review there is evidence to support the use of spinal manipulation by physical therapists in clinical practice. Physical therapy spinal manipulation appears to be a safe intervention that improves clinical outcomes for patients with low back pain.”
Find relief today with Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy
Our Colorado physical therapist can check your spine alignment to check for areas that could be improved. It is wise to have your spine checked every 6 months, in order to ensure that it is moving how it should. At Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy, our physical therapists are experts in the field of spine health who can help your spine get back to its normal level of function.
Spinal manipulation has had a very positive effect on many of our patients. Our physical therapists can help you restore more natural movement to your spinal joints, improve your flexibility to increase joint fluid circulation, improve your spinal muscle strength, and educate you on correct posture and prevention techniques.
Essentially, we can help you do more, with less pain. In fact, our patients often report significant reduction in pain and improvement in daily activities after just a few short weeks of spinal manipulation treatments.
If you are in Colorado and have been living with pain and you’re looking for relief contact Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy today. By treating pain early with spinal manipulation, we can resolve the issue so it doesn’t progress. Don’t live with the limits of your pain – improve your spine health with us today!