Spinal Manipulation therapy is an adjustment of the spine using twisting, pulling, or pushing movements. These movements can loosen and move the spinal bones and joint structures that may be causing pain. This is similar to chiropractic treatment, but a physical therapist can also perform spinal manipulation. Your physiotherapist may recommend spinal manipulation and consider the following:
- You may need only home treatment, such as ice, moist heat, pain relievers, and mild exercise.
- Certain symptoms, such as sharp pain, or low back pain with leg pain or numbness, can be a sign of a serious condition that needs immediate medical treatment or that could be made worse by spinal manipulation.
- Good spinal manipulative therapy includes self-care information and strength and conditioning exercises that help your muscles better support your troubled joints.
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