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Spinal Manipulation

SPINAL MANIPULATION at Haney Physiotherapy in Maple Ridge, BC

​Sometimes things just don’t line up right. You might even describe it as your back or neck “is out.” When that happens, spinal manipulation can be an effective treatment for several issues as part of your comprehensive rehabilitative or preventative treatment plan. 

Spinal manipulation techniques require specific training. Your physiotherapist is highly trained in the three primary spinal manipulation techniques.

  1. Sudden, controlled force on a joint. This often causes the (harmless) “popping” or “cracking” sound.
  2. Less sudden movements to stretch and gently manipulate muscles, joints, and ligaments.

Spinal manipulation is used as part of the treatment for:

  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Chronic migraines
  • Chronic pain
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain

Spinal manipulation’s benefits also include:

  • Greater range of motion with increased flexibility.
  • Reduced pain without pharmaceuticals.
  • A non-invasive treatment that many times helps patients avoid surgery.

The physiotherapists at Haney Physiotherapy in Maple Ridge, BC, are qualified to perform spinal manipulations. First, you receive a thorough assessment of your condition. Then, your physiotherapist uses the information from that exam to determine if spinal manipulation will benefit you.

Does Spinal Manipulation Hurt?

There is little to no pain in spinal manipulation adjustments. You may feel or hear pops and cracks, but you shouldn’t feel any intense pain. Any pain is generally associated with your condition itself, so if you aren’t in pain beforehand, you won’t likely have any discomfort afterward. Sometimes you may find some mild soreness or minor aches after spinal manipulation as your muscles readjust to the new position of your spine.

Contact Haney Physiotherapy in Maple Ridge, BC

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a highly trained physiotherapist at Haney Physiotherapy in Maple Ridge, BC. They will carefully assess your condition and discuss your medical history to determine whether or not spinal manipulation will be a helpful addition to your physiotherapy treatment plan.

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