5 Common Chiropractic Techniques For Back and Neck Pain
Chiropractic care involves adjustments of the nervous system, or “spinal manipulation,” as many chiropractors like to call it.
And there are a number of surprising conditions that a chiropractor is able to treat – such as digestive disorders, stress, and migraines.
When seeking treatment from a chiropractor, it’s essential that you understand the various techniques and what they seek to accomplish. Here are the five most common techniques for back and neck pain.
1. Gonstead Adjustment
One of the most common chiropractic techniques is the Gonstead adjustment, which is used to diagnose and fix specific issues.
Let’s assume, for a second, that you’re suffering from long-term back pain.
A chiropractor’s goal will be to successfully locate the problematic area along your spine and adjust accordingly. In this case, the Gonstead adjustment involves a thorough analysis of the spinal region and this adjustment will realign the spine, reducing pain and inflammation in the affected areas.
2. Diversified Technique
Arguably the most popular adjustment among chiropractors is often referred to as the “diversified chiropractic technique.” When you visit a chiropractor and you’re looking for instant relief of from your neck and back pain, this is probably the technique they will use.
This technique is a way to adjust a lumbar disk herniation that causes a majority of back and neck pain. This technique is the one associated with “popping” joints that have been restored to improve function.
3. Logan Technique
The Logan technique is a form of chiropractic adjustment which involves applying pressure to the spine.
This gentle pressure will help realign the bones in the spine itself and is known to reduce headaches and migraines. This technique is also used to release tension and stress in the body while restoring balance.
4. Flexion Distraction
One of the less common techniques is called flexion distraction, which is an adjustment used to treat scoliosis, joint pain, and other conditions that cause back and neck pain. With this adjustment, a chiropractor will stretch the back, aligning the spine which is done to treat disk herniations. The flexion-distraction is a clinically proven method to treat specific back ailments like facet joint pain.
5. Soft Tissue Therapy
The soft tissue technique is a complex soft tissue therapeutic massage that focuses on muscles and ligaments as opposed to the spine directly. Applying soft tissue therapy to areas where the joints have been inflamed clears up scar tissue and any other “injury waste” that may be impeding an athlete or a person who has just experienced an injury. This soft tissue therapy will release toxic byproducts and will improve blood flow and circulation.
Experiencing back or neck pain and looking for help? Book a chiropractic appointment at one of our GTA clinics today.
If you’re in need a motor vehicle accident treatment or suffered a recent sports injury then these adjustments and techniques may speed up the recovery process. Please visit a HealthMax Physiotherapy Clinic near you or call (416) 431-4000 to get the treatment you need. Our experienced chiropractors will assess the injury, treat the injury, and develop a plan to restore function and restore your quality of life.