Dr. Micheal McDonald, DC
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Chiropractic in Eugene at Well Balanced
By now, we all know what chiropractic is, but you may not know that not all treatments are equal. Our practitioners practice the most advanced techniques in our clinic. Chiropractic is no exception. Research reveals that spinal adjustment focusing on spinal alignment, treat more than back pain or neck pain. The article reviewed 68 studies detailing the relationship between spinal adjusting, special neurons in and around the spine, the autonomic nervous system, the endocrine system, immunology, and visceral physiology. This particular study emphasized that spinal adjustive care influenced much more than musculoskeletal pain syndromes. This type of chiropractic adjustment is called BioPhysics.
Joint mobilization is similar to massage in that it is a passive manual therapy that applies pressure soft tissue. It differs by narrowing the focus to soft tissue around a joint, not the muscle. The goal being to increase and improve range of motion and nervous system motor control response.
Joint Mobilization vs Chiropractic
We get asked this question a lot, and it is worth addressing when long term results are desired.
The short answer is they are both chiropractic manipulation and physical therapy mobilization are equally effective. The primary treatment difference is chiropractic uses a fast thrust while physical therapy joint mobilization is a slow release of soft tissue around joints. It is up to the patient to decide, which method they prefer.
In most instances is not enough to use chiropractic manipulation and joint mobilization alone. We find that the nervous system must also be addressed along with any strength deficiencies.
It takes a whole body assessment and view of what is causing pain to get to the root of issue. Read more about this approach on our pain page.
It is the intent of our chiropractor and physical therapist to engage in passive and active treatments to empower their patient through the performance of corrective exercise program at home, performed daily.