For 125 years the majority of chiropractors have concentrated on adjusments, usually to the spine to improve the function of joints and relieve pain in their patients. But the methodology chiropractors use can vary a great deal. From adjustments that are made manually using the hands, to sometimes using quite complex equipment to make the required adjustments, All told there are around 150 or so techniques that can be utilized. It is always good to listen to the advise of a chiropractor in case there are complications that although are rare, may be serious in nature such as a compression of nerves or herniated disc, prior to starting an adjustment.
The following are the five most common techniques.
An instrument that is held in the hand of the chiropractor delivers a soft impulse into the spins vertebral segments or the extremities. Patients experience a very slight thumping feeling. its usage is especially effective with seniors as it is a comfortable technique to use.
This is literally a hands-on technique whereby very exacting hand thrusts are utilized with the purpose of the restoration of spine alignment and correct movement.
A popular option for treating herniated discs, scoliosis and facey joint pain, patients experience a stretching motion that is not too strenuous and utilizes a specially designed table.
A technique often adjusting the pelvic or areas of the lower back with the patient laying on their side. This hands-on technique, reduces stiffness, and pain as well as helping with joint realignment and increased mobility. It is a very widely used technique and one of hte cornerstones of chiropractic education.
Also known as the Drop Table Technique, it uses a specially designed table with various plateforms that are padded and it drops a coiple of millimeters when the chiropractor adminsiters a sudden thrust when they are making an adjustment. The patient feels the dropping motion as a vibration and is utilized for conditions of the extreities and the spine.