Chiropractic adjustments help
A Spine Journal study was “the first to measure facet gapping during cervical manipulation on live humans”.
The results demonstrate that:
- Target and adjacent motion segments undergo facet joint gapping (0.9 mm ± 0.4mm) during manipulation.
- Intervertebral range of motion is increased (8-13 degrees) in all three planes of motion after manipulation.
- Pain score improved from 3.7±1.2 before manipulation to 2.0±1.4 after manipulation.
Anderst WJ et al. Intervertebral Kinematics of the Cervical Spine Before, During and After High Velocity Low Amplitude Manipulation. The Spine Journal Volume 18, Issue 12, December 2018, Pages 2333-2342