If you are looking for a remedy for back or neck pain, or for your headaches, you might have seen a particular treatment on Dr. Oz’s show called HVLA. HVLA stands for “high velocity, low amplitude.” This refers to the type of manipulation, or adjustments that we do in our clinic.
The benefits of HVLA treatments are many. The first is that HVLA adjustments loosen up stuck parts of the spine to flush out irritating chemicals that build up in the soft tissues between the bones. Along with that, HVLA helps bathe the soft tissue with nutrients from the blood stream in the adjacent bones in your spine. The cracking helps provide a reflex that relaxes tight muscles. And finally the cracking from an HVLA adjustment helps with a reflex in parts of the brain for pain relief.
I have been providing HVLA adjustments to my patients for over 10 years, and I have seen really good results with low back pain, mid back pain, neck pain, and headaches. If you are interested in trying this for yourself, come in to see us at our office in The Joint Cottonwood Heights.
Todd Lloyd, DC
Chiropractic Physician in Salt Lake City.