Chiropractic care allows you to receive pain relief without the need for medicine. All chiropractic treatments focus on treating the root cause of pain. They are a natural, drug-free approach. No matter what your need is, or where it hurts, rest assured that our chiropractor, the best chiropractor in London, provides extensive care for your problem.
What are chiropractic adjustments?
A Chiropractic adjustment, or spinal manipulation, is a manual therapy that helps ease pressure on joints and improves the range of your spinal motion. This type of therapy targets neck pain, back pain, headaches and much more. Chiropractors use different chiropractic adjustment techniques, being some gentle while others involve the application of a controlled force to a spinal joint. Keep reading to learn about the most common chiropractic adjustment techniques.
The most commonly used chiropractic adjustment technique. This technique has 3 key purposes. Restoring spinal alignment, repairing joint dysfunction, and ensuring movement and mobility. Using hands-on thrusts with extreme precision, chiropractors are able to restore spinal alignment, increasing a patient’s range of motion, which are affected by misaligned joints or bones.
Spinal mobilisation relieves pressure on joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function. While spinal mobilisation is a “manual therapy technique” similar to the diversified technique discussed above, it utilizes more gentle thrusting motions and involves more stretching.
Activator method chiropractic technique
This technique uses a small hand-held instrument called an “activator” to correct spinal misalignment. This is a very gentle technique, being great for paediatric patients, as well as patients with chronic conditions, like arthritis.
Flexion Distraction techniques performed by our chiropractor in London
Flexion-distraction is a low force, safe, and gentle chiropractic technique. Flexion-distraction relieves pressure off injured or dysfunctional spinal nerves. The technique is performed on a segmented table that moves, these movements contribute to stretch and decompress the spine.
Flexion-distraction is a non-surgical technique that resolves disc bulges and disc herniation. It also increases spinal movement within spinal and disc joints. Flexion distraction treats conditions of the lumbar spine. For example low back pain, sprains and strains. It can reduce sciatica symptoms, arthritis, lumbar disc injury, scoliosis, or even leg and neck pain.
As per its name, extremity manipulation works on extremity joints. Including ankles, knees, elbows, shoulders and wrists. It helps restore mobility of extremity joints, thus creating less stress on the spinal column.
Drop technique involves specialized treatment tables that have drop mechanisms to facilitate the movement of the joint. This technique is used in place of a more traditional adjustment method. Even though it may sound frightening, the chiropractic experience is, in fact, very comfortable. It restores normal nerve function, relieves pain, reduces stress, increases body function, and improves sleep.
Rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise
Usually chiropractors in London prescribe strengthening exercises for back, neck and extremity problems. These exercises reduce pain, prevent muscle deterioration, improve joint health, help increase strength, stability, and range of motion. As well as also protect against new or recurring injuries.
Soft Tissue Manual Therapy
Your chiropractor in London will use a variety of hands-on soft tissue therapies aimed to improve the function of your soft tissues. Tissues such as muscles, ligaments, tendons and joint capsules. Soft tissue therapies can include pin and stretch.
Lifestyle modification advice
A extremely beneficial therapy. Sometimes to achieve and maintain good health you need to change certain aspects of your lifestyle. Having a good health is more than just the absence of pain. The small choices you make every day significantly affect your health. Years of seemingly irrelevant unhealthy lifestyle choices will, over time, turn into significant health problems.
What to expect after chiropractic treatment?
After a session, you may have feel discomfort for a short while after your treatment. However, this shouldn’t last for too long, and is usually nothing to worry about. Should you have concerns, contact your chiropractor in London for advice or visit our FAQ’s page.
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