A chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is the primary chiropractic treatment method for back pain.
Spinal manipulation relieves pressure on the joints, reduces inflammation, and improves nerve function. It has been a trusted form of treatment since the ancient Greek Hippocrates documented manipulative techniques in his writings back in 1500 B.C. It is scientifically proven to be one of the most effective treatments for back and neck pain.
How Does Spinal Manipulation Work?
When vertebrae shift even slightly out of place, there is an overall systemic response from the muscular system to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow, our nerves, our immune system, and our minds cannot function at their highest peak. The spinal adjustment allows your body to adapt and compensate to outside stressors such as repetitive motion, trauma, muscle imbalances, and postural misalignment, helping to lessen "dis-ease" in your body.
Dr. Bresnahan utilizes various adjusting techniques which he has mastered over the past 32 years. He has expertise in Gonstead, Activator, Impulse Adjusting, Diversified, Drop Technique, Directional Non-Force Technique, SOT blocking, extremity adjusting, and others. He will employ what is best for you, based on your presenting problem and your specific needs. Regardless of how the adjustment is performed, these techniques are intended to restore or enhance joint function with the objectives of reducing pain and resolving joint dysfunction.
Dr. Bresnahan treats all ages, from babies to 100+ year olds and all fitness levels, from couch potato to world class athlete. Overall, spinal adjustments and manipulations are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level with minimal discomfort. When the body is adequately aligned, it becomes able to respond and perform as it was designed to do.