being treated & adjusted
Chiropractors deliver 94% of all manipulative procedures! Spinal dysfunction is called a Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC). If your doctor determines that your condition is due to a subluxation, and you would benefit from chiropractic care, part of the treatment plan will most likely include a form of spinal manipulation called chiropractic manipulative therapy (C.M.T.) or “adjustments”, and treatment will begin at that time. The purpose of the adjustment is to normalise the improper spinal motion found within the vertebral subluxation complex, therefore reducing nerve interference.
Chiropractors are not the only health professionals to utilise spinal manipulation. Physiotherapists, osteopaths and even some medical doctors incorporate spinal manipulation in their treatment plan as well. The difference, however, is that Chiropractors are uniquely trained to apply spinal manipulation (adjustments)and spend years mastering the art and science of adjustment, and in fact, deliver 94% of all manipulative procedures!
Although there are many chiropractic styles or “techniques” utilised by DC’s in practice today, they all share a common goal; correcting the VSC for the purpose of eliminating nerve interference associated with the VSC. Chiropractic adjustments alleviate nerve irritation, which liberates the innate healing abilities of the body, and allows a fuller expression of personal potential.
Source: Shekelle, P.G., et al, “The Appropriateness of Spinal Manipulation for Lower Back Pain”. 1991 Rand Study/ UCLA.