Chiropractic adjustments, also known as spinal manipulations, are non-surgical procedures that involve controlled but forceful shifts in the spinal cord to realign it and increase mobility. Manual therapies, when performed by licensed professionals, can be a safe treatment for people who suffered musculoskeletal injuries or have gradually put stress on their spinal cord over time.
If you live with chronic spinal-related pain—whether in your lower back, neck, or hips—you may benefit from spinal manipulation treatment. At Specific Care Chiropractic, our physicians are trained and licensed to perform chiropractic adjustments in Coral Springs. We want to help you get back to better health.
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Chiropractic Adjustment Has Been Proven to Help Patients Manage Pain
In 2019, Scientific Reports studied the efficacy of chiropractic spinal manipulation in terms of how patients process pain and manipulation. The study found that chiropractic adjustments may alter how the brain’s central processing of pain and discomfort in the spine, allowing patients to feel less pain after adjustment treatment.
Other studies published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary Alternative Medicine also found chiropractic adjustments to be an effective treatment for managing pain symptoms and improving mobility and function in joints over time.
People Seek Chiropractic Adjustments in Coral Springs for Various Injuries
At Specific Care Chiropractic, we use chiropractic adjustments to treat the following types of injuries:
- Back and spinal injuries, including lower back pain
- Neck injuries, including neck pain and whiplash
- Herniated disks
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Headaches and migraines
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Before any of our physicians perform an adjustment, we will take X-ray images of your injuries to determine where the injury is located specifically and whether there is other damage our physicians should be aware of before administering treatment. For example, if you have a bone abnormality somewhere along your spine, that can affect whether you should receive adjustments before seeking other treatment.
At Specific Care Chiropractic, our chiropractors are trained and licensed in multiple techniques, and our top priority is delivering safe care to our patients. We will tailor our treatment methods to meet your needs and address your injury holistically.
Adjustment Treatments and Corrective Care Options
At Specific Care Chiropractic, we practice the following types of chiropractic adjustment techniques:
Diversified adjustments are a widely used technique of chiropractic care, infamous for making “pop” noises as the physician manipulates the patient’s spine. This technique involves forcefully thrusting spinal vertebrae back into alignment, resulting in joint cavitation, which causes the popping sound.
Joint cavitation occurs when the joint capsule stretches, and the sound occurs when the synovial fluid inside the joint releases gas. Patients often feel an immediate sense of relief but may require multiple sessions to maintain proper alignment in their spines.
Lumbar side posture adjustments are often used to treat patients suffering from lower back pain. This technique involves positioning the patient on their side with one leg bent forward and applying force via hand onto their lower side or pelvic area. This treatment utilizes high-velocity three-dimensional force, as noted in a study by Chiropractic & Manual Therapies.
Though the patient may be on their side, various adjustment combinations can be applied through this technique to alleviate lower back pain and other spinal injuries.
This technique involves the same applications involved in diversified adjustments, but the patient can sit down in a chair. This technique may target neck and shoulder injuries, but it can also address bad posture and other middle to lower back concerns.
Thompson Drop-Table Technique
The Thompson Drop-Table Technique, also known as the “Thompson Terminal Point Technique,” is a chiropractic adjustment technique developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson that involves full-spine manipulation. Patients lie on an adjustment table that is separated into seven segments. These sections keep the patient in the proper position for adjustment and hold enough tension to withstand each applied force.
This technique can help patients minimize the force they feel after an adjustment and avoid accidentally moving. In many cases, patients are faced down during procedures, but this can vary on the adjustment required.
Knee-chest adjustments focus on cervical manipulation. A patient kneels on a padded cushion and then places their chest on the adjustment table for cervical manipulation. The physician will then manipulate the patient’s neck or head into alignment, allowing the patient to rest between each adjustment.
Extremity manipulation focuses on adjusting joints located outside of the spinal cord, so this can apply to:
Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome may also benefit from this type of adjustment technique.
Not all chiropractic adjustments involve intense, forceful thrusts. The toggle recoil method uses a gentler approach to spinal manipulation. This technique opts for quick, gentle thrusts to adjust the affected area, which can be helpful for patients who require less intense treatment.
Activator method chiropractic technique involves using a hand-held instrument that applies a high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust that mimics diversified adjustments. Instead of having hand contact, the patient would receive adjustments through this device.
This technique allows for more controlled manipulation and does not risk putting the joints in a compromised position before adjusting.
Sacral-Occipital Technique (SOT)
Major Bertrand DeJarnette developed the sacral-occipital technique (SOT) in the 1920s. The technique targets various areas on the body, specifically the:
- Head and cervical area
- Pelvic area
It also addresses the relationship between the spinal cord and the central nervous system, aiming to restore any malfunctions the patient might be experiencing.
We Also Offer Physiotherapy to Help You With Your Rehabilitation
At Specific Care Chiropractic, we want to make sure our patients have all the resources they need to get their bodies back to good health. We often utilize physiotherapy techniques to complement our patients’ chiropractic adjustment treatment, which can help patients continue their recovery at home or the workplace.
We offer the following types of physiotherapies:
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Massage therapy
- Stretching and strengthening therapy
- Corrective care
- Ultrasound therapy
- Electrical muscle stimulation (E-STIM) therapy
You can learn more about these techniques on our physiotherapy page.
Call Specific Care Chiropractic to Schedule Your First Appointment
Chiropractic adjustments can be a non-surgical option to treat various injuries. By using evidence-based chiropractic techniques, our physicians at Specific Care Chiropractic aim to restore strength, functionality, and mobility in your body so that you can return to your everyday lifestyle.
We cater our treatment plans to each client and monitor their progress throughout rehabilitation. To start discussing how chiropractic adjustments can help reduce or eliminate your pain, call (239)369-9109 today to schedule your appointment at our Coral Springs office.