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What Is Spinal & Joint Manipulation? February 7, 2018

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What Is Spinal & Joint Manipulation?, Denver, Colorado

If you’re struggling with back, neck, and shoulder pain, spinal and joint manipulation can reduce your discomfort and increase mobility. These adjustments should be performed by an experienced chiropractor as part of an overall care plan that is tailored to your needs. Here’s what the process entails and what makes these treatments so effective.

The Basics of Spinal & Joint Manipulation

joint manipulationChiropractic care treats your musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Your chiropractor will use small movements to manipulate your joints into better positions, which sometimes causes an audible popping sound. It occurs when gas bubbles are released from the synovial fluid that surrounds your joints. Overall, this treatment effectively stretches the joint and surrounding tissues. The adjustments provide pain relief by relaxing tight muscles, releasing pinched joints, and breaking down scarring.

Patients with certain conditions, such as osteoporosis, may not benefit from the rapid thrusting motions that usually accompany effective manipulation therapies. A skilled chiropractor will work with the patient to individualize the best form of treatment, such as joint mobilization, which focuses on gently stretching the joints and surrounding tissues.

When to See a Chiropractor

Spinal and joint manipulation is effective for a wide range of conditions, including chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain, as well as sports injuries. Even something as minor as standing or sitting in one spot for extended periods can stress and stiffen your joints, causing aches and strains that impede your quality of life.

You don’t have to live with pain. Visit an experienced chiropractor to inquire about spinal and joint adjustment, which can reduce discomfort, restore mobility, and help you live a healthier, more active life.


When you feel your best, you can fully enjoy life and everyday activities. Residents of Colorado trust the team at KinetikChain Denver. Whether you’re looking for joint manipulation to treat back issues or physical therapy to help knee pain, their team of experienced chiropractic professionals will determine the right plan and approach to restore your mobility. To learn more about their services, visit them online. Call 720-651-0674 to book an appointment, and follow their latest updates on Facebook.

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