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Spinal Manipulation

SPINAL MANIPULATION at Amari Physiotherapy & Massage in Surrey

​When you feel like you put your neck or back “out,” sometimes it means things literally are not lining up right. When that’s the case, your physiotherapist may use spinal manipulation to adjust your back and neck, to get you realigned as part of your comprehensive rehabilitative or preventative treatment plan.

Physiotherapists use many different techniques for spinal manipulation. Three of the primary techniques involve:

  • Sudden, controlled force on a joint. This often causes the (harmless) “popping” or “cracking” sound.
  • Less sudden movements to stretch and gently manipulate muscles, joints, and ligaments.

Spinal manipulation is used as part of the treatment for:

  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Chronic migraines
  • Chronic pain
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain

Spinal manipulation’s benefits also include:

  • Greater range of motion with increased flexibility.
  • Reduced pain without pharmaceuticals.
  • A non-invasive treatment that many times helps patients avoid surgery.

The physiotherapists at Amari Physiotherapy & Massage in Surrey are qualified to perform spinal manipulations. They start by assessing your condition and only then determine if spinal manipulation would benefit you. If so, they will explain the procedure before they begin.

Does Spinal Manipulation Hurt?

Spinal manipulation is not painful. Hearing or feeling pops or cracks is common, but there shouldn’t be any intense pain. Any pain is generally associated with your condition itself, so if you aren’t in pain beforehand, you won’t likely have any discomfort afterward. Sometimes you may find some mild soreness or minor aches after spinal manipulation as your muscles readjust to the new position of your spine.

Contact Amari Physiotherapy & Massage in Surrey

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a highly trained physiotherapist at Amari Physiotherapy & Massage in Surrey. They will carefully assess your condition and discuss your medical history to determine whether or not spinal manipulation will be a helpful addition to your physiotherapy treatment plan.




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