If you have been unfortunate enough to incur back pain, or spinal injuries, you may have made the smart decision to book a session with a chiropractor. On your visit to the chiropractor for the first time, you may be feeling anxious or nervous about what exercises and techniques they practice. So, below is a list of some of the stretches and activities you can expect to be performed on you. Also, remember that all of these have been practiced in the industry for many years and are incredibly safe.
Gonstead Technique: This maneuver is initiated by the patient lying on their side, while the chiropractor massages their lower back. This is a popular exercise to have performed in a session, and it’s often one of the first exercises students are taught to perform when in training.
Flexion-distraction: Flexion-Distraction is a gentle chiropractic method that is usually used on patients with lower back pain. These problems can stem from either bulging discs or herniations. When any sections of the spinal column are under stress, it can cause problems with other areas of the body.
Thompson Technique: The Thompson technique requires the specifically designed chiropractor table. This exercise is where the chiropractor will deeply massage the area of pain, causing your body to be dropped by a quarter of an inch. This drop will cause a vibration in your body, which can relieve pressure and pain in the muscles.
Activator Technique: Treating almost anything from spinal pain to a migraine, the activator technique is not only one of the most popular methods used, but one of the most common amongst clients. This maneuver uses a light impulse in the painful area, creating relaxation from decompressing the muscles and joints.
Diversified technique: This maneuver is often correlated to bodily adjustments that create the ‘popping’ noises. This is performed by manual alterations that correct misaligned parts of the spine. This exercise has been used for over a hundred years. Throughout this time has evolved to be able to rectify many sporting injuries.
Graston Technique: This technique works on the soft tissues in your body by massaging and applying pressure to the skin. This action relieves painful areas to become less restricted. Some of the benefits of this technique are shorter treatment time, quicker rehabilitation, almost no need for anti-inflammatory drugs, and treating chronic conditions.
Ultrasound: Your chiropractor may choose to apply ultrasound to parts of your body. Similar to heating, this can help by increasing the healing process, improving blood flow, and reducing pains.
These are just a few of the most common maneuvers you can expect to have performed in chiropractic sessions. Of course, it depends on the individual and what aches and pains are the body is currently experiencing. If you have any concerns or questions, why not get in contact by clicking here. Serving the cities Tampa, South Tampa, Hyde Park, and Palma Ceia; Cherry family chiropractic’s, we’ll be more than happy to help you on your road to recovery.