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Skillful use of the hands in moving body parts, as reducing a dislocation, or changing the position of a fetus.
(science and technology)
Use of the hands in the performance of a task.



(1) A movement of the hand or of both hands related to the performance of certain processes (for example, the handling of some mechanism); a complex procedure in hand labor requiring great precision.

(2) A clever swindle, a contrivance, a juggle with facts for the sake of achieving an unseemly goal; the same as a machination.

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Caption: Spinal manipulation can be an effective treatment for easing back and neck pain, especially when used as part of a multidisciplinary treatment approach.
Researchers have been looking at the evidence supporting spinal manipulation for some time.
His team analysed trials that tested spinal manipulation in patients with acute back pain not sciatica or chronic pain (longer than 12 weeks).
The intensity of subjective pain was evaluated before and after spinal manipulation therapy only in the treatment condition.
In the authors' opinion, if the medical practitioner decides to utilize SMT the following criteria should be met (Table 1): the practitioner has assessed for any red flags, there is limited time for the intervention, there is a pre-existing relationship between patient and practitioner, the patient is familiar with spinal manipulation, and the rules surrounding informed consent have been satisfied.
A spinal manipulation or adjustment therefore is used to correct the problem.
In this narrative study focus two interventions of LBP; massage and spinal manipulation. Every search engine was used the same keywords "massage," "spinal manipulation," and "LBP." First, articles about massage on LBP are identified using keywords "massage" and "LBP." Then, Boolean search strategy plays a role to specify the articles into related one using "AND" search.
Some evidence supports thoracic spinal manipulation (TSM) as an alternative to CSM to relieve pain and disability in the cervical spine [15].
Spinal manipulation has been practiced for thousands of years, and modern chiropractic care is more than a century old.
The Dynamic Chiropractic Centre is a well known clinic that specializes in a wide variety of services including spinal manipulation, ultrasound therapy, ART (Active Release Techniques), besides several kinds of massage therapy in Mississauga.
The role of teaching spinal manipulation in New Zealand and other parts of the world has been led by Michael Monaghan.