Our medical professionals employ a wide range of proven techniques for each individual case. Below, you’ll find a brief explanation of the popular chiropractic techniques we use at our practice.
Diversified Technique is the classic chiropractic method of adjusting the spine. The doctor uses his hands to deliver a low amplitute adjustment to restricted vertebrae. This helps to alleviate irritation placed upon the nerves of the body to decrease pain and improve nerve and body function.
The primary purpose of Trigger Point Therapy is to reduce the pain that results from hypersensitive muscles. Trigger points are identified by gently pressing on the surface of the skin, sensing the texture of the underlying muscle.
A trigger point is like a knot the size of a pea, buried deep in the muscle tissue. It is made up of lactic acid, a normal byproduct of muscular activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle from physical, chemical or emotional stress.
This technique makes use of specialized drop-piece mechanisms in the table to assist the adjustment. Individual cushions or "drop pieces" located along the table support each area of the spine until the thrust is given. Then, each drop-piece gently gives way, reducing the pressure needed to move a specific spinal segment.
Activator Technique is the use of an adjusting instrument that delivers a low amplitude adjustment to the vertebrae. This is ideal for those that are apprehensive about getting their neck manually adjusted.
Therapy Modalities such as ultrasound, muscle stimulation, excercise, stretches and mechanical traction are used and are a vital part of spinal rehabilitation and prevention of problems.