What adjustment techniques do the doctors use?

There are many different chiropractic techniques that help people reach optimum health. Many methods complement each other and work best when combined. Each individual is different and therefore may respond better to one treatment more than another. One technique is not better than the other, merely more effective in reaching that individual's specific goals.

Diversified Technique

  • Most widely used technique that uses a quick, shallow thrust that cause the popping noise.
  • As the name implies, it can be used to treat many of the joints in the body.

Extremity Manipulation/Adjusting

  • Adjustment to joints other than the spine, i.e., Shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, finger, hip, knee, ankle, foot, & toe.
  • Examples of conditions treated by extremity adjustment: Carpal tunnel syndrome or posture-related problems.

Activator Method

  • A hand-held, spring-loaded instrument used to deliver a gentle force.
  • Used for patients with osteoporosis, arthritis, or sensitive to touch.

Cox Flexion/Distraction

  • This is a specific chiropractic technique that uses mechanical and hands-on manipulation/ adjustment utilizing a special table where the spine is tractioned and flexed forward.
  • Is primarily utilized to treat cervical and lumbar disc herniations and non-disc spinal disorders and increase mobility of spinal joints.

Thompson Technique

This is a specific chiropractic method that uses a special table with several segments called drop pieces. These segments can be cocked up a fraction of an inch, so when the thrust is delivered, the table will drop this fraction of an inch. The drop pieces assist the thrust while minimizing the force used for the manipulation/ adjustment. Cavitations'/ popping of the joint may or may not occur.

Upper cervical

(Blair, Gonstead, & Palmer ) - focuses on the Atlas Subluxation Complex (ASC). The complex is usually considered to include the three osseous components at the top of the human spine: the Occiput (skull, or CO), the Atlas (Cl) and the Axis (C2). The technique focuses on specific corrections to the structure of the Atlas complex to restore correct structure to it and thus, to promote optimal function of nerves related to the complex.

Myofascial Release Technique (MRT)

This is a specific procedure to diagnose and treat soft tissue (muscle, tendons, fascia, and nerve) injuries. MRT is a hands on approach that incorporates the simultaneous application of tension and stretching of a muscle. This technique helps to locate and treat adhesions (scar tissue) between muscles, and between muscles and nerves that may be limiting range of motion or causing pain and discomfort.