Lower Back Adjustment techniques are typically used by chiropractic physicians for various reasons such as muscular spasms, muscle strain, ligament spasms, vertebrae misalignment, and limited range of motion, herniated disks and more. Back adjusting is a type of manipulation and while many techniques can be done by hand, it’s more common to use devices that use a hand-held wand or pole to manipulate the spine.
Lower back adjusting techniques can be done for different levels of difficulty by your physician. Your chiropractor can also suggest an appropriate procedure to do depending on the severity of the pain and the amount of motion you need to accomplish. You may have pain in one of your vertebrae but if you have limited range of motion in that area, your physician may opt for an LDM. This will allow your chiropractor to adjust your neck and head, allowing for the proper and balanced positioning of the vertebrae to prevent any further damage.
The LDM technique can be done manually or you may want to have a physiotherapist do the procedure on you. If you are a bit older than the average patient and not able to get up on your own, it is not advised for you to try out this maneuver because it can be quite difficult for older people to be able to do this correctly. However, if you know that you are capable of doing this, then you may proceed with the LDM.
Chiropractic care is not something that should be attempted to be done on your own. Even though it is a very popular technique, the process has its risks, and it can actually hurt your back. If you are in pain after trying out this type of therapy, it’s best that you take the assistance of a doctor to make sure that you are not having a spinal problem and that there are no other problems.
The most common method of LDM treatment is called a thoracic release. This procedure works by releasing pressure on one of your vertebrae and relaxing the surrounding muscles and ligament by applying a small amount of force to it. A physiotherapist will help you out by applying the necessary force and helping you to achieve the required motion and then releasing it from you for you to use later.
The downside of this procedure is that you need to remember that it is only used as a temporary treatment and you need to use it only until you feel better on your own. In the meantime, it is recommended to avoid doing the adjustment at home because it can cause a lot of damage to your spine. It is important that you don’t perform this procedure too often because your vertebrae may wear down faster. When you feel better, you can attempt the same procedure at home again.