Living With Aches and Pains? Spinal Manipulation Can Help You To Find Relief
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. Almost every function in your body is directly connected to the health of your spine. Do you have joint pain? Is your back bothering you? Is your pain too much for you to bear? Spinal Manipulation is an excellent method of pain relief. If you’re dealing with similar issues, you might find our services at Lumina Wellness Physical Therapy in Wilmington, NC to be very useful!
Spinal mobilization/manipulation is a gentle, hands-on form of manual therapy that focuses on evaluating and enhancing spinal function. It can help relieve pressure on joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function.
Therefore, even pain that may seem unrelated to spinal function could be effectively relieved through spinal mobilization/manipulation treatments.
To learn more about how spinal mobilization/manipulation could benefit you, request an appointment at Lumina Wellness Physical Therapy today by clicking here.
Why is spinal mobilization/manipulation successful in relieving pain?
Your spine is a complex structure composed of vertebrae, discs, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. That’s a lot to keep up with!
If your spinal segments are restricted your spine will not operate at peak health and function.
To make sure your spine is at its optimum health, you must restore segmental spinal movement.
This is why spinal mobilization/manipulation is such an important and successful form of treatment.
If you are in pain, click here to request an appointment at our Wilmington, NC clinic as soon as possible. We’ll evaluate your condition to determine if spinal mobilization/manipulation will be the best course of treatment for you. Lumina Wellness Physical Therapy’s spinal mobilization/manipulation services can help you feel better and improve your mobility in no time.
Benefits of spinal mobilization/manipulation
Did you know your spine should have a check-up just like any other part of your body during a yearly exam? Even more often — it is advisable to have your spine checked every 6 months to ensure that it is moving properly. Good static alignment and posture can be deceiving if there is an underlying movement dysfunction. Our physical therapist can examine your functional spine movement to see if any areas could be improved!
At Lumina Wellness 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.
Many of our patients have greatly benefited from spinal mobilization/manipulation. Our physical therapists can assist you in improving your spinal muscle strength, restoring more natural movement to your spinal joints, increasing your flexibility to improve joint fluid circulation, and educating you on proper posture and prevention techniques.
Essentially, we can help you do more, with less pain. Our patients often report a significant reduction in pain and improvement in daily activities after just a few short weeks of spinal mobilization/manipulation treatments.
Statistics on the effects of spinal manipulation
There is lots of research to back up the effectiveness of manipulation for all kinds of pain conditions. A study published by the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy supports 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 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 manipulation. The conclusion is as follows:
“Based on the findings of this systematic review there is evidence to support the use of 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.”
How can I get started with treatment?
If you want to begin learning more about spinal manipulation and find out if it’s a good fit for your condition, you’ve come to the right place. By treating pain early with manipulation, we can resolve the issue so it doesn’t progress