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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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The heat, massage, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation reinforce the idea that we're trying to get these muscles to relax so we can get you up and moving and doing normal activities.
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).
27) Therefore, if an athlete has never had a spinal manipulation, receiving their first manipulation on the field may have unexpected side effects.
The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported that spinal manipulation might provide short-term relief from menstrual pain.
She used spinal manipulation techniques to relieve tension on Freddie's damaged nerve - just as she would on a human patient.
The first randomized study to compare the results of back surgery to spinal manipulation found an answer for at least one form of back and leg pain.
Washington, September 23 ( ANI ): Spinal manipulation, often used by chiropractors and osteopaths to treat occasional or acute lower back pain, is no more effective than other therapy options such as exercise, NSAIDs or physiotherapy, according to a recent review by The Cochrane Library.