Resting on the principles of its founding father, chiropractic in the United States continues to be defined as a method of correcting vertebral subluxations to restore and maintain health.
Your orthopedists and doctor will see if there will be long-term spinal and neurological damage before recommending surgery. A specific chiropractic adjustment, a thrust-type manipulation directed at selected vertebrae in an effort to restore and maintain health by removing nerve interference, is a fairly recent development, invented by D.
Taking advantage of the power of suggestion, some chiropractors lead their patients to believe that the popping sound heard during a spinal adjustment means that vertebral subluxations are always present, requiring regular adjustments to keep selected vertebrae properly aligned.
Persistent backache that defies diagnosis should undergo testing and observation in a search for such elusive diseases as ankylosing spondylitis or rheumatoid arthritis, which could be aggravated by manipulation.
Immobilization helps in reducing pain due to muscle spasms. It is also effective in increasing joint range of motion and decrease joint stiffness by increasing soft tissue extensibility reported in a study by Lehmann et al.
Lie on the floor with knees bent.