Spinal Manipulation is the Osteopaths’ flashy tool that gives quick relief to tension-induced discomfort.
It is the loud cracking noise heard when a joint is quickly thrust into alignment. Although this noise can sound frightening, it is no more than the release of a gas build-up in the joint, similar to cracking ones knuckles. It is a completely safe form of therapy as long as correct screening protocols are followed such as taking an accurate case history from the patient.
Sometimes the patient can have instant relief from symptoms after the manipulation, but in my experience, the joint will need regular manipulation unless complimentary modalities such as Massage and Exercise Prescription are implemented simultaneously.
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There are many other therapies and treatments available to help the body achieve and maintain wellness.