Joint Manipulaton/Mobilization

Joint manipulation (adjusting) is used to release restricted joints of the spine and extremities. Joints often become restricted due to improper posture, trauma and/or poor muscle activity. A restricted joint can also cause nearby joints to move excessively, which can lead to degeneration and pain. By applying an adjustment to a restricted segment, we can gain motion in the joint that could not be gained with only exercise or posture correction. Besides increased motion, adjusting also relieves pain and relaxes over-active muscles. If the patient prefers, we can instead provide mobilization to the restricted joints, which uses less force and usually does not produce a cavitation (popping sound).

Spinal Manipulation vs. NSAIDs - 2013 Study