Chiropractic Adjusting Techniques
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Dr. Cobb at Cobb Family Chiropractic does not just use the same type of adjustment on every patient, but uses a variety of techniques to customize a treatment plan for each of our patients.
The term chiropractic came from the Greek “cheiros” and “praktikos” which together translates to “done by hand”.
- Diversified technique is a manual hands-on adjustment technique that involves applying a quick but gentle specific force to a joint to restore normal movement.
- It may not be appropriate for every person and our trained chiropractors will evaluate if this is the right technique to use for you.
Low Force/Instrument Assisted
Another oft-used technique is Low Force/Instrument Assisted which involves using a spring-loaded instrument to deliver a very gentle but also specific force on a joint.
- There is no joint popping or manual twisting involved with this technique, which is one of the reasons why some patients prefer it.
- Low Force/Instrument Assisted is also great for any kind of extremity adjustments, most commonly used at our office on the shoulder, wrist, knees, hips, ankles, but also for the jaw and pelvis.
Flexion-Distraction technique is utilized on a specific table when someone has suffered compression of the spine or a lumbar disc issue. With this technique, the lower back is stretched out by the table resulting in a relief of lumbar pressure.
The Thompson technique involves a spring-loaded table in which different parts of the table raise up 1/2 – 1″ and then drop down when a quick pressure is applied at that area.
- Thompson is also known as “drop table” technique.
- This is a fantastic adjustment for the pelvis and SI joints.