What is traditional manipulation?
At Align 33 Chiropractic in Northridge California we use traditional and non-force manipulations depending on what your needs are. We will adapt treatment plans to meet the specific needs of each individual patient. Spinal manipulation can be beneficial for patients suffering from lower-back pain and may also be helpful for headaches, neck pain, upper- and lower-extremity joint conditions, and whiplash-associated disorders.
Spinal Manipulation (High-Velocity Low-Amplitude Thrust)
The most commonly used chiropractic technique, is spinal manipulation, this is the traditional high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust. This technic involves the practitioner using short, quick thrusts (high velocity) applied over short distances (low amplitude) to the affected areas. The manipulation often results in an audible “pop,” as chiropractors use their hands to apply a controlled sudden force to a joint while the body is positioned in a specific way.
Spinal Mobilization (Low-Force or Gentle Chiropractic Techniques)
Some conditions (such as osteoporosis), pathology or the patient’s size, comfort, and preference may require more gentle approach which is more commonly referred to as spinal mobilization. Spinal mobilization like HVLA spinal manipulation is designed to restore and enhance joint function. Unlike HVLA spinal manipulation, spinal mobilization uses slow movement, usually to a firm endpoint of joint movement. For patients who prefer mild spinal mobilization that does not involve twisting of the body or a forceful thrust this may be the treatment best suited for them.
Feel comfortable while Dr. Escobar treats your pain…
Our luxurious therapy center is comfortable and spa-like to help make our guests feel more relaxed during their treatment. Under the treatment of our highly trained and experienced chiropractor you can rest assured knowing your health is in good hands. Dr. Escobar graduated in 1996 from Life West College of Chiropractic in San Lorenzo, CA. He has a passion for extremity conditions such as shoulder and hip bursitis, knee tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, heel and foot pain, elbow and wrist conditions and carpal tunnel syndrome, among others.
During your first consultation Dr. Escobar will assess your body and discuss you concerns and discomfort to determine the best treatment and to develop a treatment plan. Typically, chiropractic treatment plans involve some forceful and less forceful spinal adjustment techniques during the same visit or over the course of treatment. The length of treatment may vary among individuals and will be determined during your consultation and throughout your treatment.