Spinal Adjustement

Chiropractic Care in Barrie: Are Spinal Adjustments Safe?

The terms spinal adjustment and spinal manipulation are used interchangeably to describe the HVLA (high-velocity low-amplitude) technique commonly used in chiropractic care relieve pain, and improve function and range of motion.

How Safe is Spinal Manipulation?

Overall, spinal manipulation is safe when it is carried out by a highly trained and experienced licensed practitioner, such as Dr. Mikhailova at our clinic here in Barrie. But there are always exceptions to any treatment. 

Chiropractic adjustments may be contraindicated in patients with certain musculoskeletal disorders, or other pre-existing health conditions, resulting in increased pain or worsening of


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What is Spinal Adjustment?

A spinal adjustment is a technique used by a licensed practitioner to deliver controlled HVLA thrusts to the joints of your spine. During an adjustment, you will experience a rapid, yet gentle stretching of the spine. This may result in a loud “cracking” sound, but don’t be alarmed.

This is called cavitation, and that noise is caused by air being released from the fluid-filled sacs surrounding your joints.  You may experience better movement and flexibility immediately after a chiropractic adjustment, but you may also experience a bit of muscle soreness for the next day or so. 

Is a Spinal Adjustment Right For You?

A chiropractic adjustment is a great, cost-effective, non-surgical option for treating back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions, but isn’t for everyone. Spinal manipulation may not be the ideal treatment for you if you have:

  • Cancer of the spine
  • Certain bone deformities
  • Numbness or tingling in the arm or leg
  • Osteoporosis
  • Increased risk of stroke

Benefits of a Chiropractic Adjustment in Barrie

  • Decreases pain
  • Effective in treating sciatica 
  • Accelerates healing by improving circulation
  • Increases joint mobility and range of motion
  • Decreases joint degeneration
  • Improves sleep
  • And more!

Call Pro Motion HealthCare in Barrie today for your free consultation and discover first-hand all of the amazing benefits of having a proper spinal adjustment!