Forces exerted during spinal manipulative therapy.

  title={Forces exerted during spinal manipulative therapy.},
  author={Walter Herzog and P J Conway and Greg Kawchuk and Y T Zhang and Evelyne M Hasler},
  volume={18 9},
Spinal manipulative therapy has been widely recognized in the medical fields as a conservative treatment modality for spinal dysfunction and pain. Spinal manipulative therapy consists of an application of a thrusting force on a specific part of the spine in a well-defined direction. The magnitude of this force has been associated with positive treatment effects, such as realigning vertebral bodies, mobilizing spinal joints, relaxing back musculature through reflex pathways, and producing a… CONTINUE READING