Spinal Manipulation

Living With Aches and Pains? Spinal Manipulation Can Help You To Find Relief

Your spine does a lot for your body – it protects your spinal cord, allows you to breathe properly, and it is what allows your body to move, We can help you to get relief by providing you with spinal manipulation which is identified as a great method of pain relief.

Almost every function in your body is directly connected to the health of your spine.

Do you have joint pain? Is your back bothering you? Is your pain too much for you to bear? Spinal manipulation is an excellent method of pain relief. If you’re dealing with similar issues, you might find our services at Island Health Physical Therapy in Riverhead, NY to be very useful!

Spinal manipulation is a gentle, hands-on form of manual therapy that focuses on evaluating and enhancing spinal function. It can help relieve pressure on joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function.

Therefore, even pain that may seem unrelated to spinal function could be effectively relieved through spinal manipulation treatments.

To learn more about how spinal manipulation could benefit you, request an appointment at Island Health Physical Therapy today by clicking here.

Why is spinal manipulation successful in relieving pain?

Your spine is a complex structure composed of vertebrae, discs, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. That’s a lot to keep up with!

It takes a delicate balance to ensure that your spine is operating at peak health and function.

To make sure your spine is at its optimum health, you must achieve the following:

  • Strong abdominal and core muscles
  • Good posture and spinal curves
  • Good flexibility and balance with side-bending and rotation
  • Strong spinal and gluteus muscles

This is why spinal manipulation is such an important and successful form of treatment.

If you are in pain, click here to request an appointment at our Riverhead clinic as soon as possible. We’ll evaluate your condition to determine if spinal manipulation will be the best course of treatment for you. Island Health Physical Therapy’s spinal manipulation services can help you feel better and improve your mobility in no time.

Benefits of spinal manipulation

Did you know your spine should have a check-up just like any other part of your body during a yearly exam? Even more often — it is advisable to have your spine checked every 6 months to ensure that it is moving properly. Our physical therapist can examine your spine alignment to see if any areas could be improved!

At Island Health Physical Therapy, our physical therapists are experts in the field of spine health who can help your spine get back to its normal level of function.

Many of our patients have greatly benefited from manipulation therapy. Our physical therapists can assist you in improving your spinal muscle strength, restoring more natural movement to your spinal joints, increasing your flexibility to improve joint fluid circulation, and educating you on proper posture and prevention techniques.

Essentially, we can help you do more, with less pain. Our patients often report a significant reduction in pain and improvement in daily activities after just a few short weeks of spinal therapy treatments.

Statistics on the effects of spinal manipulation

There is lots of research to back up the effectiveness for all kinds of pain conditions. A study published by the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy supports spinal manipulation as an effective mode of treatment.

The study, titled “Effectiveness of Physical Therapist Administered Spinal Manipulation for the Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review of the Literature” analyzed data from several reputable medical journals to determine the effectiveness of spinal manipulation on patients living with lower back pain.

Six randomized control trials were included for review and thoroughly assessed by the researchers. Results were overwhelmingly positive for the success of spinal manipulation. The conclusion is as follows:

“Based on the findings of this systematic review there is evidence to support the use of manipulation therapy by physical therapists in clinical practice. Physical therapy spinal manipulation appears to be a safe intervention that improves clinical outcomes for patients with low back pain.”

How can I get started with treatment?

If you want to begin learning more about manipulation therapy and find out if it’s a good fit for your condition, you’ve come to the right place. By treating pain early, we can resolve the issue so it doesn’t progress

If you are in Riverhead, NY and have been living with pain and you’re looking for relief contact Island Health Physical Therapy today.

Don’t live with the limits of your pain – improve your spine health with us today! Click here to request an appointment.