BODY ADJUSTMENTS/MANIPULATIONS CURE EVERYTHING!
….Actually they don’t. While body adjustments/manipulations have their place in helping with musculoskeletal issues, it isn’t the end all, be all treatment for EVERYTHING musculoskeletal. Many time’s professionals will use this cool and useful tool to “cure” your bodily ailments, but I encourage you to question these professionals as to why or better yet HOW it is curing your issue. It will clue you in if an adjustment is for you.
This should help you understand when a body adjustment is indicated: The main reasons to use a body adjustment is to address mobility deficits and or help with pain relief. This is not to mean it can’t treat other things, but remember this maneuver is usually a temporary relief of symptoms, and needs to be supplemented with other treatments/exercises to treat your real issues. While I use manipulations in my practice, I don’t use it for everything nor do I use it independently. I usually supplement it with other treatment and exercises to address the real issues of a musculoskeletal issue. While the “crack” sound is a cool party trick and usually what gets patients to buy in, don’t forget that you probably need other exercise/treatment to address your real issues. #foodforthought