Are chiropractic adjustments safe? At Trident Movement, we not only prioritise safety but also emphasise the significance of combining any joint manipulation with exercise for long-lasting relief and optimal function.

Let’s delve into what the “crack” is? When is it best used? and what other treatment options are available?

Unpacking Joint Manipulation – What’s behind the crack?

Chiropractic adjustments involve manual manipulation of the spine or other joints, aiming to improve joint movement, function and reduce pain. This hands-on technique facilitates the release of gas bubbles within the joint fluid, often resulting in a popping sound. Contrary to misconceptions, this phenomenon signifies a pressure change within the joint capsule, transitioning from a fluid to a gaseous state.

What does joint manipulation do?

1. Enhanced Range of Motion: By moving  joints and reducing inflammation, joint manipulations can improve flexibility and mobility.

2. Pain Alleviation: Many individuals experience reduced pain levels following chiropractic treatment, particularly those grappling with back pain, neck pain, and headaches.

3. Optimised Function: Joint manipulation can help improve levels of function and performance.

The Power of Exercise in Pain Management

While joint manipulation offers immediate relief and functional improvements, the incorporation of exercise therapy amplifies these benefits, fostering long-lasting results. Exercise therapy plays a pivotal role in strengthening muscles, enhancing flexibility, and promoting overall physical well-being.

What Does the Combination of Joint Manipulation and Exercise do?

1. Improved Stability and Strength: Combining joint manipulation with targeted exercises enhances muscle stability and strength, reducing the risk of re-injury and promoting lasting relief.

2. Long-Term Relief: While joint manipulation provides immediate relief, exercise therapy ensures sustained results by addressing underlying imbalances and promoting optimal musculoskeletal function.

3. Enhanced Quality of Life: The synergistic effect of joint manipulation and exercise therapy enables individuals to enjoy improved mobility, reduced pain, and enhanced overall well-being, empowering them to lead active, fulfilling lives.

Why choose Trident Movement?

At Trident Movement, we offer a holistic approach to pain management tailored to the individual. While joint manipulations may be one of the treatment options, we pride ourselves on tailoring your treatment plan to ensure long-lasting relief and optimal health outcomes.

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What treatment options do we provide at Trident Movement?

1. Joint Mobilisations: For those apprehensive about spinal manipulation, mobilisations offer a gentler alternative, achieving similar results through gradual joint movements.

2. Soft Tissue Massage: Our skilled therapists employ soft tissue massage techniques to alleviate muscle tension, reduce pain, and promote relaxation, facilitating faster recovery and improved mobility.

3. Dry Needling: This innovative technique involves inserting fine needles into trigger points to relieve pain and improve muscle function, offering an effective solution for chronic pain conditions.

4. Stretching: Targeted stretching exercises can alleviate stiffness, enhance flexibility, and promote circulation, facilitating faster recovery and improved mobility.

5. Education and Advice: At Trident, we empower our patients with valuable insights and guidance on posture, ergonomics, and lifestyle modifications to prevent injuries and promote optimal health.

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In summary, joint manipulation is one tool we can use to help improve movement and reduce pain, however at Trident we take a hollistic approach to pain and injury management. We are committed to prioritising patient safety, comfort, and individualised care, setting the gold standard in comprehensive pain management. Our goal is to deliver unparalleled results and empower our community to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.