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Spinal manipulation is based on the theory that back pain is caused by problems with the muscles and other tissues in the spine and trunk region.
Spinal manipulation involves working on the head, shoulders, neck, back, or hips to help relieve back pain. It can range from massage and slow pressing to a quick thrust.
If you have tight muscles or muscles that spasm, your practitioner may first use heat, ultrasound, or electrical current to relax your muscles before manipulating your spine.
Practitioners who can do manipulation
Chiropractors are not your only choice for providing spinal manual treatment. Other practitioners who can do this include:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics|
|Last Revised||November 19, 2012|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: November 19, 2012|
|Medical Review:||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
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