A Chiropractic Adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is fixated, "locked up", or not moving properly. This adds motion to the joint, helping the bones gradually return to a more normal position and motion. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is improved spinal function, improved nervous system function, and improved health.
There are many ways to adjust the spine. Below is a list of the techniques our Doctor specializes in. Depending on the condition you present with, our Doctor will decide which technique is best suited to treat your specific condition. Sometimes, more then one technique may be utilized for the condition.
Only 1% of Chiropractic physicians are certified in the Cox Technic. This technique is gentle, safe & research-based. It has been shown to relieve pain associated with many different conditions related to spinal stenosis, disc herniations (neck, mid-back or low back) or extremity pain.
Diversified is the most common technique used by chiropractors. It is a manual adjustment technique used to correct misaligned or subluxated spinal segments of the neck and back. It is primarily the use of the practitioner's hands to make the spinal correction. Many times an audible snap or pop will be heard as the correction is made. The noise that is made is called cavitation; which is caused by decreased pressure inside the joint creating a bubble of gas, which makes a noise as it bursts.
The Activator Method has evolved from 25 years of study and 10 years of clinical research. This technique uses an instrument to give consistent low-force, high-speed chiropractic adjustments. This technique is useful for patient's with osteoperosis or as an alternative to manual adjustments. It can be used to treat numerous conditions including: neck, mid-back and low back pain, headaches, sinus conditions and more.
The Thompson technique utilizes a "Segmental Drop Table" to enhance the motion force imparted towards the segment or area to be adjusted. The "Drop" system takes advantage of the spines inherent design of the joints in order to move the spinal segment in the direction that will improve the motion of the segment with the one above and below.