How does spinal manipulation relieve pain and promote healing?

Manipulation of the spine by a skilled chiropractor actually mobilizes the components of the spine, namely the vertebrae and discs, along with their supporting muscles, just outside of their normal range. This quick, controlled movement of the spine sometimes produces an audible "popping" noise, called cavitation, and it performs multiple positive functions at once: improves the spine's flexibility, releases muscle spasm, reduces inflammation, encourages healthy nerve function and promotes the circulation of blood to soft tissues to prompt healing and wash away trapped pain chemicals that can engorge inflamed muscles. In fact, a single Chiropractic treatment lasting only a few minutes can supply all these benefits, making Chiropractic a safe and effective choice for a multitude of disorders, from scoliosis and arthritis to shoulder bursitis and headaches.

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