There are numerous physiological benefits to spinal manipulation, which helps patients treat a variety of ailments.
List of Spinal Manipulation Benefits
- Activation of joint and soft tissue mechanoreceptors accentuated by pressure changes occurring with cavitation.
- Release of beta-endorphins which help modulate pain.
- Reduction of muscle spasm resulting in the abortion of aberrant somato-somatic and somato-visceral reflexes.
- Decreased irritation or slight compression which allows for reduction of denervation supersensitivity.
- Temporary reduction in compression may positively affect axoplasmic transport dysfunction.
- Manipulation directs mechanical stresses to the soft tissue through osseous levers, resulting in a more orderly arrangement of the fibrous soft tissue.
- Improves joint mobility by the reduction of fibrous adhesions.
- Improves joint mobility by freeing entrapped or extrapped synovial villi.
- Manipulation separates the articular surfaces, potentially replacing a displaced nuclear fragment and restoring joint mobility.
- An increase in joint motion after cavitation from the compression of the synovial gas bubble between the articular surfaces.