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spi·nal ma·nip·u·la·tion

(spī'năl mă-nip'yū-lā'shŭn)
Manual method of osseous movement using high-velocity techniques that take the joint beyond the passive-range end barrier (without exceeding the anatomic limit) to what is known as the paraphysiologic space.
Synonym(s): spinal manipulative therapy.

spinal manipulation

Manipulation of any of the spinal vertebrae, from the neck (the cervical spine) to the lower back (the lumbar spine). The procedure is commonly performed by chiropractors, osteopaths, and massage therapists.
See also: manipulation
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* Use spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) as one part of a comprehensive treatment regimen for back or neck pain that includes physical therapy, moist heat, ice, acupuncture, massage and other conservative treatments.
Physicians are traditionally wary of spinal manipulation (applying pressure on bones and joints), in part because the practitioners are often not doctors and also because a few chiropractors have claimed they can address conditions that have little to do with the spine.
"Most treatments whether they be NSAIDs or muscle relaxants or spinal manipulation therapy have, on average, small effects," Shekelle said.
Changes in biochemical markers of pain perception and stress response after spinal manipulation. Journal of orthopaedic & sports physical therapy.
Our study is the first of its kind to provide greater than 13 years of follow-up to spinal manipulation surgery and its outcomes on a case of ISD.
Masud et al., "Cerebral metabolic changes in men after chiropractic spinal manipulation for neck pain," Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, vol.
As with the gate-control theory, during the act of the spinal manipulation, there is an increase in the afferent output from the surrounding muscle spindles.
* Though recently shown to be of negligible effect in the early stages of low back pain, you might have luck with spinal manipulation for acute pain if you don't improve after the initial self-care steps listed above.
The main procedure is "spinal manipulation," or "adjustments" which restore mobility by applying force into joints that became restricted--as a result of injury--caused by a traumatic event or through repetitive stresses--causing inflammation, pain, and diminished function.
In terms of nonsurgical include pharmacology (opiods, paracetamol, antidepressants), physical rehabilitation, and traditional and complementary medicine (T and CM) (massage, spinal manipulation, exercises, acupuncture, electrical modalities), and cognitive behavioral therapy.
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.
Spinal manipulation (SM) is a common form of intervention used by a wide range of practitioners used to relieve pain and disability of the musculoskeletal system.