Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that’s mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. The neck and back pain tend to be the most often treated symptoms in many chiropractic practices.
If you suffer from neck or back pain an adjustment can do wonders for relieving pain by addressing the root cause.
A chiropractic adjustment is a procedure where a trained Practitioner uses their hands or a small instrument to apply a targeted, sudden force to a spinal joint to release pressure, stimulate the surrounding nervous system and improve your body’s overall physical function.
It can help relieve pain and act as a natural alternative to pain killers or other medications prescribed to help manage pain and swelling. Unlike medications that only mask the symptoms temporally, an adjustment can treat the root cause of your pain.
Adjustments are not just effective for lower back and neck pain but also with shoulder, knee and elbow pain and headaches.
There are 33 vertebrae in the human spinal column. 24 of them are articulating and have separations by intervertebral discs. The other 9 are fused in adults, 5 in the sacrum and 4 in the coccyx. There are 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 thoracic vertebrae, and 5 lumbar vertebrae.
The purpose of the chiropractic adjustment in the spine is to mobilize and re-align spinal segments, restoring the bio-mechanical functionality. This is accomplished by using a hands on thrust for most adults. Sometimes a lower force adjustment is preferred or recommended to achieve a similar result.
Neck and back adjustments are often associated with a “popping” noise which is normal. This sound is called a “cavitation” and is the result of a quick change in pressure in the spinal joints that have now moved.
The neck and back adjustment is a procedure in which trained specialists use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal of this procedure, also known as spinal manipulation, is to improve spinal motion and improve your body's physical function.