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What is Osteopathic Spinal Adjustment?

Osteopathic Spinal Adjustment

04 FEB 2020





Osteopathic spinal  adjustment (‘正骨’) or Osteopathy is a medical technique that correcting the misalignment and slippage of the spine. It is characterized by a new way of combining medicine with the human anatomy and biomechanical principles.


The biggest problem of most of the office workers face nowadays is they are having neck and shoulder stiffness and soreness, which are caused by maintaining the same posture for a long time.


This type of patient is often accompanied by a misalignment of the spine that can be discovered by examination. The misalignment of the spinal joint will inevitably cause joint abnormality, the soft tissue around the joint also affected due to the pulling relationship. There is a mutual relationship between the misalignment of the spine and the tightness of the muscles.


If you do not correct the spinal joints in time, it will further cause the following problems:


1) Causes compression or irritation to the nerves, leading to paralysis of the hands and feet




2) Abnormal or stiff muscles near the spinal joints, limited joint movement




3) Affecting internal organs





1) Reducing stress in the nervous system: function and structure are interdependent, the balancing between them is important. Osteopathic spinal adjustments can restore the balance, thereby eliminating stress on nervous tension.


2) Relaxing tense muscles: The so-called tense muscles are muscles that cannot be restored to their original length after use. Over time, this shortened muscle will cause soreness and even reflection to other parts. Osteopathic treatment is to use the spine as a lever to rotate the shortened muscles to the limit, and gently exert the force to break the limit, then restore the muscle ligaments to the original length, thus achieving the purpose of relaxing the tension muscles.


3) Provide appropriate coordination: After the stress on the nervous system is resolved, the various organs and systems will coordinate and operate with each other as a whole.


a) Lowering blood pressure: When the functions of soft tissues, organs, nervous system, and excretory system return to normal, the patient’s blood pressure naturally drops back to normal readings.


b) Restoring a normal chemical system: When the functions of soft tissues, organs, nervous system, and excreted waste return to normal, the quality of the blood will return to normal, and the toxin in our body can be eliminated.


c) Obtain proper nutrition: After adjustment, spine will be corrected, circulation will be well, then the soft tissues, organs, and nervous system can obtain proper nutrition.


Authored by QUAN 陈乐权