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Treatment: Joint Manipulation

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Published. 21. Feb 2024

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If you suffer from neck pain, tension in the shoulders or neck area, stiff muscles or back pain - joint manipulation may be the right help for you.

Joint manipulation is a common and proven treatment method that helps your muscles to relax. You will often notice a positive difference after just one session.

If you have major problems, it may take several treatments before the effect is felt. A clear dialog with the background history of your problems and current symptoms ensures that you get fast and effective treatment from the start.

If you suffer from neck pain, tension in the shoulders or neck area, stiff muscles or back pain - joint manipulation may be the right help for you.

Joint manipulation is a common and proven treatment method that helps your muscles to relax. You will often notice a positive difference after just one session.

If you have major problems, it may take several treatments before the effect is felt. A clear dialog with the background history of your problems and current symptoms ensures that you get fast and effective treatment from the start.

If you suffer from neck pain, tension in the shoulders or neck area, stiff muscles or back pain - joint manipulation may be the right help for you.

Joint manipulation is a common and proven treatment method that helps your muscles to relax. You will often notice a positive difference after just one session.

If you have major problems, it may take several treatments before the effect is felt. A clear dialog with the background history of your problems and current symptoms ensures that you get fast and effective treatment from the start.

How does a joint manipulation treatment work?

Joint manipulation is a harmless treatment method that mainly focuses on the practitioner using their hands on the problematic areas.

In addition to the hands, various accessories, such as a massage gun, can be used to soften and relax your joints, for example.

Joint manipulation involves using your hands to gently extend the joint being treated. When it reaches a position slightly longer than you can move it yourself, a gentle but rapid movement is made to pull the joint surfaces apart.

When the joint surfaces separate, there is a clicking or snapping sound. This is completely normal and can be a little surprising at first.

What joint manipulation does for you

Why does it 'pop' when I go to the physiotherapist?

Why is it that when the chiropractor makes that last, sudden movement, makes a cracking sound? You are not alone in asking these questions.

The sound comes from a change in pressure inside the joint being treated. You can compare the experience to opening a tightly sealed jar. The "popping" sound when the lid is released from the glass jar is the same phenomenon in the joint.

It should not hurt to be treated with joint manipulation. If you have major problems being treated, you may feel a little pain immediately after the sudden movement, in order to feel more relaxed in the area than before the treatment.

Joint manipulation involves the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of areas where you have reduced mobility and experience discomfort and pain.

The goal of joint manipulation is to quickly restore mobility in the affected areas.

If you have severe problems, it may take several treatments on the same area before you feel much improvement. But even after the first time, you should notice a difference.

The differences may be that you can move your neck, for example, without it being as painful as before. The whole area is more relaxed than before the treatment, giving a more comfortable feeling.

Where do you use joint manipulation?

  • Neck

  • Lower back

  • Upper back

  • Hands

  • Feet

  • Elbows

  • Knee

  • Hips

How to get the best help with joint manipulation

When you come to us for advice and treatment, we always start with an informal discussion about your problems.

It is important that we understand how you feel today and how you have felt in the past. If you think you know what is affecting your health and mobility today, we need to know that too.

We will ask about any illnesses and medications that may affect our treatment. As well as getting an idea of your leisure activities, work and other pursuits.

The aim is to get as complete a picture of you as possible in order to provide the right advice and treatment.

Exercise pain after treatment

It is common for the person being treated to experience a feeling that can be described as a workout the day or days after the visit to the chiropractor.

If you are treating the neck area, you may experience a slight headache. This is perfectly normal and will subside within the next 24 hours.

Are you unsure or want to know more about the treatment method?

With a free consultation, we go through the entire treatment process and you can tell us about symptoms, muscle problems and other details that will help us guide you to the right treatment. You go to a booking page to book a time by the click of the button below.

Start your journey to a body free from pain.

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