Adjustments and Manipulation

Dr. Charles Smith at Smith Family Wellness provides Honolulu, HI, provides expert chiropractic care including spinal manipulation. Dr. Smith has been practicing for over 20 years and aims to educate his patients about chiropractic and non-invasive, natural solutions for treatable health conditions and injuries. Adjustment_2.jpg

What Is Spinal Manipulation?

Spinal manipulation is the hands-on application of force to the spinal joints to move them back into alignment. This works to restore the structural integrity of the spine while stimulating the body’s natural healing processes and reducing pain and inflammation.

Spinal manipulation is done with high velocity and low amplitude, requiring short sudden thrusts, often accompanied by an audible popping sound. This maneuver may also be referred to as a thrust or chiropractic adjustment.

Importantly, spinal manipulation is distinguishable from spinal mobilization, which only adjusts the spine with low applications of force and without torque. Due to the nature of the treatment, we always recommend using an experienced chiropractor whom you can trust and are comfortable with.

What Can Spinal Manipulation Be Used For?

Spinal manipulations can be used to treat many general musculoskeletal conditions, including:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Muscle spams
  • Auto injuries and whiplash
  • Scoliosis, a condition affecting the curvature of the spine.
  • Headaches, vertigo, and tinnitus
  • Work or personal injuries
  • Sport and surfing injuries

Dr. Smith at Smith Family Wellness, serving Honolulu, HI, offers targeted treatment to help you resolve treatable neuromusculoskeletal conditions and may recommend additional supportive therapies to optimize your health.

Benefits of Spinal Manipulation

There are several benefits to spinal manipulation. The treatment can be tailored to your condition and functions well as part of a holistic and integrative health regime that can be used to treat your pain or to maintain better health and vitality.

There may be some achiness shortly after a spinal manipulation but, in the long run, spinal manipulation should reduce your pain and inflammation and improve your range of motion, allowing you to get back to normal function.

Spinal manipulation aids patients suffering from repetitive work injuries, helping to strengthen the body and maintain an upright posture. Athletes benefit from spinal manipulation because it may help to speed up the natural healing process and improve overall conditioning, reducing the risk of injuries.

Finally, spinal manipulation is useful for patients who can’t or won’t take over-the-counter medication for pain relief, by reducing the pain with natural interventions.

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At Smith Family Wellness, Dr. Smith and his team put your health first. For superior spinal manipulation in Honolulu, HI, call us today at 808-922-3244 to book your consultation.

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