What Patients In Snellville Should Know about Chiropractic Care

Jun 21, 2013

Chiropractic CareChiropractic care is a nonsurgical treatment option used for patients that are experiencing back pain.

A chiropractor in Snellville can decrease lower back pain through the mobilization of joints within the lumbar spine, and this is especially helpful regarding pain for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, osteoarthritis, and facet joint injuries.

These three conditions represent the joint dysfunctions that respond the best to mobilization.

Chiropractic Treatments

Chiropractors work to manipulate the spine in order to treat subluxation. This is defined as an altered vertebral position and functional loss that happens when vertebra are out of place. Adjustments typically include a chiropractor applying short lever, high velocity thrusts with the arms to the vertebra. The goal of this process is to reduce pressure on joints and ultimately provide back pain relief. Various chiropractic techniques can be used to manipulate the spine, and they are most often relieving and painless:

  • Lumbar roll
  • Motion palpation
  • Instrument adjustments
  • Release work
  • Toggle drop

Pain Relief

Our chiropractors believe that a body is a whole, and that changing many of the components fosters natural self-healing and self-regulating processes. Treatments may include:


This may be done to stimulate the muscles.


The doctors will pinpoint the location of the lower back pain. The patient is then positioned to provide maximum comfort and the gradually returns to a normal position.

High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrusts

Chiropractors will apply low amplitude, high velocity thrust to joints in order to reduce movement restrictions.

Myofascial Therapy

Your chiropractor will release muscle tightness and shortness through the use of this type of soft tissue therapy.

Muscle Energy

This technique involves a counterforce on the affected muscle while they are being used in a certain direction and position.


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