Understanding Spinal Manipulation – Chiropractor in Selden

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Some people view spinal manipulation as simply “cracking your back”, however, there is much more to it. Spinal manipulation also called manual therapy, is the jolting, pushing and moving of joints in order to relieve back pain. Massage and exercise are also components of spinal manipulation.

At Pernice Chiropractic in Selden, we will determine if spinal manipulation is what you need to treat your pain. Our chiropractor, Dr. Frank Pernice, can treat pain non-invasively and without the use of prescription drugs through his practice of manipulation therapy.

In Selden, we want our patients to understand the audible pop. The audible pop, which is the sound of the “back crack”, is formally known as cavitation. When the joints of your back are pushed a certain distance, a gas is released which causes the cracking sound. Our patients should expect to hear audible pops during treatments.

There are many benefits of spinal manipulation in Selden. The first benefit is pain relief. Spinal manipulation can relieve pain in your:

  • Back
  • Lower back
  • Shoulders
  • Head
  • Neck

Another benefit of spinal manipulation is improving flexibility. The combination of spinal manipulation with exercise will strengthen your core muscles. As a result, movement in your neck, shoulders, and back will improve.

Spinal manipulation can be beneficial in preventing the need for surgical procedures. This non-invasive treatment can reduce or eliminate your symptoms, preventing you from needing surgery.

Another benefit of spinal manipulation in Selden is the elimination of drug dependence. Many people become dependent on taking prescription or over-the-counter medications to lower their pain levels. However, with spinal manipulation, we can reduce and even eliminate your pain by more natural means, without the use of medication.  

At Pernice Chiropractic in Selden, we will work with you to customize a treatment plan to best suit your needs. With spinal manipulation, we can get you back to your pain-free lifestyle. Visit our website or give us a call to make an appointment with Dr. Frank Pernice.

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