What can chiropractic adjustments do for back pain?
The main principle behind chiropractic practice will usually involve the treatment of lower back pain conditions using manual therapy:
Spinal manipulation & manual manipulation: This refers to a high-speed, short lever arm thrust, which will be applied to an abnormal vertebra with the aim of enhancing functionality, decreasing nerve irritability and regaining the individual’s range of motion in his/her back. As such, this is otherwise called "chiropractic adjustment".
There is strong evidence that chiropractic treatment is helpful in the treatment of lower back pain. And, several of the published studies recommend this manual manipulation to be added to the treatment plan early in the lower back pain care.
Mobilization: This refers to low-speed manipulation, motion, and stretching of the muscles, as well as joints, with the aim of increasing the range of motion in those regions.