What are the Physiological Effects Of Spinal Manipulation?

There are numerous physiological benefits to spinal manipulation, which helps patients treat a variety of ailments.

Scottsdale Car Accident Doctor: Spinal Manipulation and the Associated Physiological Risks

While spinal manipulation can have enormously positive effects on spine related pain, there are some physiological risks that each patient should be made aware of prior to undergoing the procedure.

List of Spinal Manipulation Benefits

  1. Activation of joint and soft tissue mechanoreceptors accentuated by pressure changes occurring with cavitation.
  2. Release of beta-endorphins which help modulate pain.
  3. Reduction of muscle spasm resulting in the abortion of aberrant somato-somatic and somato-visceral reflexes.
  4. Decreased irritation or slight compression which allows for reduction of denervation supersensitivity.
  5. Temporary reduction in compression may positively affect axoplasmic transport dysfunction.
  6. Manipulation directs mechanical stresses to the soft tissue through osseous levers, resulting in a more orderly arrangement of the fibrous soft tissue.
  7. Improves joint mobility by the reduction of fibrous adhesions.
  8. Improves joint mobility by freeing entrapped or extrapped synovial villi.
  9. Manipulation separates the articular surfaces, potentially replacing a displaced nuclear fragment and restoring joint mobility.
  10. An increase in joint motion after cavitation from the compression of the synovial gas bubble between the articular surfaces.

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