Although the best-known chiropractic technique is the adjustment (or spinal manipulation), chiropractors may use a number of different therapies and techniques as part of an individual's treatment plan. Many chiropractors use their hands as their main treatment tool, but there are also techniques that use handheld therapeutic devices. In this section, you can read about various chiropractic therapies and techniques.
Spinal manipulation (adjustment) is the main form of treatment performed by chiropractors. There are many adjustment techniques, and all have the goal of relieving pressure on joints, reducing inflammation and improving nerve function.
Research shows that therapeutic massage can be a great addition to other chiropractic treatments. Unlike spa massage, it targets specific areas of increased muscle tension and its goal is to restore optimal muscle function, resulting in decreased pain and tension.