Spinal Adjustment / Spinal Manipulation

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  • Comprehensive History
  • Health Goal Setting
  • Orthopedic Exam
  • Neurological Exam
  • Biostructural Exam
  • 3D Posture Analysis
  • Range Of Motion Exam
  • Referral For Diagnostic Imaging
  • First Follow Up Treatment
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Spinal adjustment and spinal manipulation are cornerstone techniques in chiropractic care, renowned for their effectiveness in treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. These hands-on therapies involve precise manipulation of the spine to improve alignment, relieve pain, and enhance overall physical function.

Our expert Chiropractors are dedicated to providing personalised care that addresses each patient’s unique health needs, ensuring a holistic approach to wellness and recovery.

What is a spinal adjustment?

A spinal adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation or spinal manipulative therapy, is a form of manual therapy focusing on correcting and treating spinal dysfunctions. It involves the application of controlled force to the spinal joints, aiming to improve the alignment and functionality of the cervical and lumbar spine.

What can spinal manipulation treat?

Spinal manipulation is a pivotal element of chiropractic care, targeting a range of conditions through spinal realignment:

  • Chronic Low Back Pain – reduces discomfort in the lower back
  • Acute Neck Pain – eases short-term neck pain
  • Non-Musculoskeletal Disorders – aids certain conditions beyond muscles and bones
  • Spinal Dysfunctions – corrects misalignments in the spine
  • Mobility Issues – enhances spinal movement
  • Headaches – alleviates certain types of headaches
  • Joint Pain – reduces pain in joints related to spinal issues
  • Sciatica – offers relief from sciatic nerve pain
  • Muscle Tension – decreases muscle stiffness and tension
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Many patients report significant improvement in mobility and pain reduction following a course of spinal manipulation therapy.

What are the benefits of spinal manipulation?

Spinal manipulation, a central aspect of chiropractic therapy, offers a wide range of health benefits:

  • Chronic neck pain relief – alleviates long-term neck pain
  • Increased mobility – improves movement in the neck and back
  • Nervous system function – enhances overall nerve function
  • Pain reduction – decreases pain across the body
  • Stiffness alleviation – lessens stiffness in muscles and joints
  • Improved posture – aids in maintaining proper spinal alignment
  • Stress relief – contributes to overall stress reduction
  • Improved sleep – can lead to better sleep patterns
  • Enhanced physical performance – beneficial for athletes and physically active individuals
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Research has shown that spinal manipulation can be particularly effective for acute lower back pain.

Am I a suitable candidate for spinal manipulation?

Suitability for spinal manipulation depends on individual health conditions. It’s often recommended for those suffering from acute low back pain, neck pain, and certain spinal dysfunctions. However, a thorough evaluation by one of our specialist chiropractors is necessary to determine if it’s the right treatment for you.

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How is a spinal adjustment carried out at Ripple Chiropractic?

If you choose to have your spinal adjustment carried out by us at Ripple Chiropractic, this is what you can expect:

Initial Chiropractic Assessment

Embark on your path to improved health with our first chiropractic session. This initial assessment dives deep into your medical history to paint a comprehensive picture of your health. We explore your daily habits, previous injuries, and any existing health issues. This detailed understanding is vital to develop a chiropractic adjustment plan that’s uniquely suited to your health requirements.

Comprehensive Physical Evaluation

Post your initial assessment, a comprehensive physical examination follows. This includes an array of tests evaluating your posture, reflexes, overall mobility, and the condition of specific joints and muscles.

Monitoring your blood pressure forms a part of this overall health check. Additionally, a neurological examination might be conducted to confirm or exclude certain diagnoses. This detailed evaluation aims to pinpoint a precise diagnosis, forming the basis for your personalised spinal manipulation therapy.

Chiropractic Treatment Process

In the treatment stage, we employ hands-on spinal manipulation therapy. Our chiropractors skillfully adjust the spine to correct alignment and improve its function. Targeted pressure is applied to specific areas of the spine, aiming to realign misaligned discs and relieve nerve pressure. This approach is central to our pain treatment strategy, focusing on delivering long-term relief and enhanced spinal health.

Why choose Ripple Chiropractic in Highett?

Our modern lifestyle is fast-paced and full of everyday stress which can leave us burnt out and in pain. Whether you’re an electrician, a hairdresser, a receptionist or an office worker, it is common to have pain. Our Highett Chiropractors are here to find the cause of your pain and provide effective and safe treatment, so you can get back to doing the things you love most.

Our Highett chiropractic clinic and the team at Ripple Chiropractic pride themselves on our unique and thorough assessment and procedures which include but are not limited to:

Individualised care plans

You will receive a full individualized treatment

State of The Art Clinics

Our clinics are maintained to the highest standards.

Licensed Therapists

Your treatment will be performed by only licensed therapists

Practitioners Network

We will work closely with all your health practitioners

Experienced Staff

Our therapists are trained and certified in therapy technique


Safe and effective techniques for the best possible outcomes.

How to schedule an appointment

If you’re looking for a spinal adjustment you can book your initial consultation by giving us a call on (03) 9864 1819 or you can fill out our online booking form.


If you have any more questions about spinal manipulation, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. In the meantime, check out our most frequently asked questions below which may provide the additional information you’re looking for.

A spinal adjustment, a key technique in chiropractic treatment, aims to correct misalignments in the spine. It helps in reducing pain, improving spinal function, and enhancing nerve conductivity. This manual therapy focuses on the precise application of force to the spinal joints to achieve therapeutic effects.

While spinal adjustments are generally safe, they can have side effects, such as temporary discomfort, fatigue, or headache. These are typically mild and short-lived. However, it’s important to consult with one of our chiropractors to understand any potential risks, especially in cases of chronic neck pain or lumbar spine issues.

Recovery time after a spinal adjustment varies. Most individuals experience immediate relief, while others may need a series of chiropractic manipulations for lasting benefits. The recovery depends on the individual’s condition, such as chronic low back pain or acute neck pain, and their overall health.

Spinal manipulation is generally considered safe when performed by a trained and licensed practitioner. It is an effective treatment for conditions like acute and chronic low back pain, neck manipulation, and other spinal dysfunctions. However, it’s crucial to consult a healthcare provider to ensure it’s suitable for your specific condition.

Spinal manipulation is typically not painful. Patients may feel a sense of relief in areas of discomfort, such as the cervical spine or lumbar spine. Some might experience minor discomfort during the adjustment, but this is usually short-lived and followed by an improvement in symptoms.

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  • Comprehensive history including chief complaint, trauma and medical history.
  • Health goal setting
  • Orthopedic exam
  • Neurological Exam
  • Biostructural Exam
  • 3D posture analysis
  • Range of motion exam
  • Referral for diagnostic imaging if clinically appropriate
  • First follow up treatment

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