Spinal Mobilization is a repetitive, gentler form of spinal manipulation. It is often done by hand or with a medical device called an Activator to help reduce pain, improve the spine’s range of motion, and promote the body’s natural healing process. This technique is often utilized in patients who are advanced in age or have underlying issues with the health of their bones.
Spinal mobilization (MOB) is defined as the application of manual force to the spinal joints within the passive range of joint motion that does not involve a thrust. The goal of spinal mobilization is the same as spinal manipulation – to restore or to enhance joint function. However, unlike spinal manipulation, slow movement, usually to a firm endpoint of joint movement, is used to mobilize the joint.
Dr. Papuga may choose spinal mobilization for certain patients for a variety of reasons, such as: