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Chiropractic adjustments are the gentle manipulation of the spine and joints in areas where abnormal function is found. The Chiropractor will perform a treatment focused on reducing pain, restoring mobility and returning the patient to normal function as quickly as possible. Our clinic uses several forms of Chiropractic Manipulation as described below. A consultation with your Chiropractor will discover which form of treatment is right for you. If you don’t see a specific treatment method, please contact us as these are just a few styles that our Chiropractors are trained to practice, we can suggest other treatment options if we are unable to provide you with what is best for you!
Diversified Spinal Manipulative Therapy
Chiropractors use this evidence-based technique during treatments. It utilizes a rapid, controlled small motion to move a joint, restoring motion and helping to relieve pain and dysfunction. There has been more research on spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) that any other form of therapy for Low Back Pain, resulting in clinical guidelines. Our Chiropractors use clinical guidelines for neck and back pain treatment, as SMT is one of the first lines of care for most musculoskeletal issues along with acupuncture, massage, exercise and mild analgesics. Click here to watch a video explaining what Chiropractic Manipulation is.
Flexion Distraction Mobilization
Chiropractors use this approach to move the joints of the low back/lumbar spine, to manage unstable spines or “sloppy/slipped disc syndrome”. This approach uses a motorized table, which allows the doctor to gently and rhythmically open/decompressing the joints of the low back, stretching the muscles and helping to align the joints of the back decreasing pressure on the nerves, disc and relieving muscle spasm. This decompression technique uses very low force, extremely gentle and is highly effective.
The Chiropractor will undertake this gentle form of adjusting that utilizes a well-researched hand-held instrument to deliver a low force thrust. The doctor uses this instrument to adjust the spine and other joints in the body to restore alignment, reduce joint irritation and dysfunction, and decrease pain. This gentle adjustment technique is often utilized for patients that are not comfortable with or do not respond to manual spinal manipulative therapy, as well as for young children or older generations of patients.