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What Is Spinal Manipulation & How Can It Help Me?

Written By Preferred Medical and Rehab on May 7, 2022

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Spinal manipulation is a chiropractic care tool used by chiropractors to ease pain, realign the spine, improve gait and posture, and correct other spinal issues that may be causing chronic pain and discomfort. When you visit a chiropractor near you for chiropractic care, he will do a full evaluation and assessment of your symptoms and problem areas. He may recommend spinal manipulation as part of a whole-body treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms. 

If you’re suffering from chronic neck or lower back pain, headaches, or have recently suffered an injury that is affecting your mobility or ability to enjoy your regular daily activities, a chiropractor near you can help. At Preferred Medical Rehab in Anchorage, AK, Dr. Hedges specializes in sports medicine and spinal rehabilitation, and offers spinal manipulation as part of his treatment plan.

The Basics of Spinal Manipulation

Spinal manipulation is a technique in which your chiropractor uses their hands or a device to apply force, called a controlled thrust, to the joints in your spine. This thrusting motion moves the joint more than it would naturally, thus moving it back into place or realigning your spine. Your chiropractor will combine this treatment with others, such as massage therapy, exercise, and physical therapy, in order to reduce inflammation, improve posture and nerve function, and provide pain relief. 

What Conditions are Treated with Spinal Manipulation? 

Spinal manipulation is one of the most common chiropractic care treatments sought in the US. It can be used for general wellness and prevention, as well as because its benefits include improved immune function, and higher energy, memory, and concentration levels. Most commonly, spinal manipulation is used to treat chronic pain associated with accidents, injury, or overuse disorders caused by poor posture or workplace habits.

A chiropractor near you may also recommend spinal manipulation as part of your chiropractic care treatment if you suffer from lower back pain, sciatica, neck pain, or headaches. 

How Preferred Medical and Rehab Can Help You

Dr. Hedges offers a variety of chiropractic care treatment options at Preferred Medical and Rehab. With our convenient location in Anchorage, it’s easy to get chiropractic care near you. Along with spinal manipulation, Dr. Hedges also offers physical therapy, massage therapy, joint pain and auto injury treatment, sports rehabilitation, and exercise and nutrition advice. 

If you're ready to learn more about spinal manipulation and how chiropractic care can improve your life, contact Dr. Hedges at Preferred Medical and Rehab today at (907) 333-6525 or schedule an appointment online.

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