Chiropractic Treatment Techniques
There is a wide variation of techniques used by different chiropractors. Chiropractors focus on dysfunctions that can result from irregularities spinal structure or movement. They rely heavily on hands-on procedures to determine structural and functional problems, and they use manipulation to promote normal bodily function correcting or preventing these structural deviations. The principal procedure used by many chiropractors is a form of manipulation known as adjustment that refers to a variety of manual mechanical interventions. There are about 55 adjustments in a chiropractor’s repertoire. Some of them are:
Manipulation is movement of short amplitude and high velocity that moves the joint beyond where patient’s muscles could move the joint by themselves but short of ligament rupture.
Mobilization is movement administered by the clinician within physiologic joint space in order to increase overall range of motion
There are hundreds of ways or techniques to adjust the spine. Each Chiropractic becomes highly skilled in a variety of adjustment procedures that are most suitable for your age, body type and condition. Some of the most common chiropractic techniques used today are:
Go stead Technique – detailed analysis of spinal X-rays is used to determine correct adjustments to be administered
Activator – detects and corrects dysfunction using a small tool which delivers a light and measured force to correct misalignments. It is used to gently and painlessly move the vertebrate
Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique – A non- force technique using subtle, yet precise pressure applied by hand to remove blocked nerve energy, eliminate physiological interference and balance sensory signals to the central nervous system.