Spinal manipulation is often practiced by health care professionals such as chiropractors, osteopathic physicians, naturopathic physicians, physical therapists, and some medical doctors. Practitioners perform spinal manipulation by using their hands or a device to apply a controlled force to a joint of the spine. The amount of force applied depends on the form of manipulation used. The goal of the treatment is to relieve pain and improve physical functioning.
At Rivergate Physical Therapy, spinal manipulation is one of several options we use to provide mild-to-moderate relief from low-back pain in addition to other treatments.