Are you looking for spinal manipulation therapy in Belfast Northern Ireland to deal with your body aches, overcome muscle inflammation and better nerve functions? But if you don’t have enough knowledge about spinal manipulation, its uses, benefits and who can practice it, just read this guide thoroughly.
Spinal manipulation is an approach where practitioners exert force in a particular direction to a joint of the spine with the help of an instrument or his hands. Practitioners call this application of force ‘thrust moves’, and the exertion of pressure could vary in this therapy according to the patient’s condition.
The other names that are used for spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) are manual therapy and spinal manipulative therapy.
The following points comprehensively explain how SMT works:
Spinal manipulation therapy is used to treat the following pain conditions:
Here are the significant benefits of spinal manipulation therapy:
Spinal adjustments and manual therapies are relatively safe when an insured and trained practitioner performs them. However, pregnant ladies and people with high blood pressure, heart issues, osteoporosis, cauda equina, and spinal fracture problems should avoid this treatment.
Temporary numbness, stiffness, soreness and pain in the treated area are common side effects of spinal manipulation therapy. However, this settles down between 24 to 48 hours after this treatment. You can also benefit from a hot bath or can take an anti-inflammatory medicine if it is needed. But it is suggested to always consult your GP before taking any medication.
Spinal manipulation is associated with minimal risks and is suitable for people with neck, lower back, shoulder, head and back pains. Indeed, it works effectively for both chronic and acute pains.
It is important to verify that you are getting spinal manipulation therapy from an insured and certified practitioner. Hereof, Archie Coogan is a certified and insured spinal manipulation practitioner in Belfast. He is qualified in Spinal Manipulation Level 1 and Level 2 including peripheral manipulation.