Joint maniupulation

Chiropractic adjustments are proven to be one of the safest, most effective modalities for muscle and joint pain relief.

Chiropractic adjustments in Lincoln, NE

Chiropractic adjustments (also known as joint manipulation) involves restoring proper motion to a specific joint—either in the spine or in an extremity—to improve pain, mobility, and relieve joint dysfunction.

How it works

Chiropractic adjustments work by addressing joint segments in the body that are restricted and not moving optimally. Oftentimes, pain and discomfort may be stemming from these fixations.

Through a quick and gentle force delivered by hand or an instrument, a chiropractic adjustment can restore proper motion to the joint as well as increase neurological input to the brain. Used in conjunction with soft tissue therapies and exercises, adjustments are one of the most effective procedures for musculoskeletal pain relief.

At The Body Lab, both our chiropractor and physical therapist are highly trained in joint manipulation and use them as an integral part of a well-rounded treatment plan.

What it treats

Head & Neck
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Low back pain
  • Mid and upper back pain
  • Rib dysfunction
  • SI joint dysfunction
Upper Extremity
  • Collar bone pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Wrist and hand pain
Lower Extremity
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Toe and foot pain
  • Hip impingement
  • Labral tears
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee)
  • IT band syndrome
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner’s knee)
Ankle & Foot
  • Ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel pain
  • Big toe pain
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome


What is the “popping” sound that happens during an adjustment?

The popping sound that often occurs during a chiropractic adjustment is associated with a phenomenon known as cavitation. Cavitation happens when there is a sudden change in joint pressure, leading to the release of gas (mostly carbon dioxide) that is dissolved in the synovial fluid within the joint.

Are adjustments safe?

When done by a licensed professional and in conjunction with a thorough physical exam, adjustments are one of the safest, most effective modalities for treating muscle and joint pain and tension. Our doctors at The Body Lab are trained extensively in risk assessment and in delivery of adjustments to ensure safety and effectiveness.

Will I feel immediate relief?

Everyone has a slightly different response to getting adjusted. Some people feel immediate relief, while others feel relief in the day or two after their session.

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