The original physical manipulation was a variation of a procedure known today as spinal manipulation. Manipulation of the spine and joints is documented as far back as Hippocrates and the ancient Egyptians and was carried through the ages and to this day, is one of the best tactics to help treat back pain and overall vitality. At Houston Medical and Pain Center, we are avid supporters of the physical medicine philosophy, which puts great emphasis on your body’s innate healing wisdom and does not rely on “Band-Aids” like drugs and surgery.
The problem is that a lot of people ignore such practices, thinking that it’s just “pushing bones into place.” However, there’s a whole lot more. In fact, one of the basic foundations of this health system is “vitalism” – recognizing that the human body has an innate healing intelligence or ‘life force’ that guides and directs your body’s healing process.
Our qualified physicians and practitioners are reliable, as they have received extensive training in the management of musculoskeletal disorders. Many studies have confirmed that physical manipulation is much safer and less expensive than allopathic medical treatments, especially when used for low-back pain treatment.
What’s more, researchers have also found that adjustments may affect the chemistry of biological processes on a cellular level and can affect the basic physiological processes that profoundly influence oxidative stress, immune function and DNA repair. This means that aside from addressing any immediate spinal misalignment that might cause back pain, physical manipulation care can also help address, prevent and treat deeper dysfunctions in your body.