Chiropractic adjustment description
A chiropractic adjustment typically involves:
Chiropractic adjustment techniques
There are many different manipulative techniques that can be utilized in chiropractic, and there is a certain skill level and "art" involved with high velocity, low amplitude adjustment or manipulation. It is perhaps more important for the chiropractor to determine when not to apply the adjustment.
Chiropractic treatment plan
Goal setting for the chiropractic treatment plan is driven by the patient's pain and disability issues and activity intolerance.
Consistent among all guidelines of low back pain treatment is the prevention of chronicity. The use of active care (care that is patient-driven such as exercise, activity modification, ergonomic modifications, etc.) is emphasized to accomplish this goal.
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