spinal adjustment

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spinal adjustment

Chiropractic
A generic term referring to the main type of treatment provided by chiropractors; the most common adjustment techniques used in chiropractic are the high-velocity, low-force recoil thrust and the rotational thrust.

spinal adjustment

Chiropractic The main type of treatment provided by chiropractors; the most common SA used in chiropractic is a high-velocity, low-force recoil thrust and rotational thrust. See Chiropractic, Recoil thrust, Rotational thrust, Spinal misalignment.

spi·nal ad·just·ment

(spī'năl ă-jŭst'mĕnt)
Manual method of specific osseous movement of the vertebrae using controlled force, direction, leverage, amplitude, and velocity; typically performed by a chiropractor.
Synonym(s): adjustment (1) .
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Currently, NICE recommends the use of a complementary and alternative treatment in a limited number of instances, including: Alexander Technique for Parkinson's disease; ginger and acupressure for reducing morning sickness and acupuncture and manual therapy, including spinal manipulation, spinal mobilisation and massage for persistent low back pain.
The MeSH terms used were: Asthma, Chiropractic, Manipulation, Chiropractic, Manipulation, Spinal, Musculoskeletal Manipulations.