What is spinal manipulation?
Also known as spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), it is a combination of : moving a joint, massage, exercise, and different physical therapies. The objective is to restore proper function, proper range of motion, reduce pressure on joints, reduce inflammation and improve nerve function.
Q: Is spinal manipulation safe?
A: Spinal manipulation can be safe when it is practiced properly by a trained health professional.
Q: Are chiropractic doctors trained to administer spinal manipulations?
A: Yes Doctor of Chiropractic are properly trained to perform spinal manipulation. They call them specifically chiropractic adjustments.
Q: Are chiropractors trained to perform manipulation in other parts of the skeletal system?
A: Yes, chiropractors are trained to perform manipulations in other parts of the body as well. For example, the writs and the ankles.