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Chiropractic Adjustment



The major manipulative treatment technique is called an ‘adjustment’. There are various forms of adjustment techniques from very gentle and light to firm and powerful, which will be effectively and carefully chosen for an individual’s unique condition. It can also be performed manually and/or instrumentally. The goal of adjustment is to increase the range and quality of motion in the areas being treated and to in restoring health. Chiropractic adjustments can help normalize spinal and extremity structure and function. To provide effective and safe treatment depending on each patient’s condition.  Each technique has own unique characteristic and can be chosen by patient’s needs or their preferences, yet the result that can be engaged your own healing abilities is all same.  

Diversified technique

Diversified technique  (DT) is the most commonly used manipulative technique by chiropractors. Like many chiropractic and osteopathic manipulative techniques, Diversified is characterized by a high velocity low amplitude thrust. Diversified is considered the most generic chiropractic manipulative technique and is differentiated from other techniques in that its objective is to restore proper movement and alignment of spine and joint dysfunction. The diversified technique remains the principle system taught at National University of Health Sciences, New York Chiropractic College, Southern California University of Health Sciences, and Northwestern College of Chiropractic.

• Activator

The Activator technique is a chiropractic treatment method with a spring-loaded adjusting instrument that utilizes an extremely rapid pulse to help restore normal functioning in the body. It is created as an alternative to manual manipulation of the spine or extremity joints. The device is categorized as a mechanical force manual assisted (MFMA) instrument which is generally regarded as a softer chiropractic treatment technique.


• Flexion/Distraction Table

This specific chiropractic technique utilizes a special table where the spine is tractioned and flexed forward. This method primarily treats cervical and lumbar disc hermiations, leg and arm pain, and increases mobility of spinal joints with a gentle motion. The purpose of this technique is to reverse the force of gravity on the discs. This technique has the power to reverse a herniated disc condition of the lower back or neck in many cases, and thereby prevent back or neck surgeries.
     
Flexion/distraction manipulation decompresses the disc by applying a gentle stretch or traction to the lower spine, usually in a series of repetitive slow movements. The procedure is often used for patients with disc problems, but can also be used in other ways, such as gently mobilizing joints. Flexion-Distraction technique uses a table to restore the normal physiological range of motion to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal joints. Flexion-distraction manipulation is a gentle, non-force adjusting procedure which works with the body's natural design to aid it in healing properly. Additional goals of the flexion-distraction adjustment include transfer of metabolites into the spinal disc, decreasing intradiscal pressures and decompressing inflamed/compressed spinal nerve roots.
   

Drop Table Technique   
  

This is an alternative chiropractic technique that utilizes a special table with several movable "drop" pieces. Each piece can be raised independently to target a specific area of the spine to restore normal spinal motion. The drop motion of the table enhances the manual impulse given by the doctor and the result is a highly effective adjustment delivered with a minimum of force.This technique can be helpful for patients who are in acute pain, or who cannot tolerate Diversified chiropractic adjustments. It can also be effective for pregnant patients.

• Sacro-occipital technique (SOT)

SOT is a chiropractic technique that is based on a system of analysis. This system is based on the concept that the body has an inborn, innate intelligence and knows what it needs. A doctor trained in SOT knows how to identify these needs. This is accomplished by locating certain indicators. These indicators come in various forms; most often a specific muscle that is weak and tight (contracted). As the name suggests, an indicator indicates the need for a specific treatment which is then applied. After the treatment is performed, the indicator is then checked again. If the indicator clears (i.e., the weak and tight muscle becomes strong and relaxed), then both the doctor and the patient are certain that the treatment has accomplished its goal.
Wedge shaped blocks are used to adjust the sacrum (base of the spine) where it attaches to the hip bones. This is done by placing 2 blocks in very specific locations under the low back/pelvis. The blocks act as a fulcrum which uses gravity and respiration as the force. This creates a very gentle, yet very effective adjustment.

   


 

 

 


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