Manual Adjustments Vs. Instrument Adjustments.

If you’ve ever been in our office most of you would know that our doctors adjust in different ways. Each of our patients are unique and should be adjusted in a way that best fits their needs! At times our doctors will use an instrument to adjust. This could include the activator or the ArthroStim. The activator is a spring-loaded, hand held mechanical instrument. It provides a quick, low force impulse at specific points. The ArthroStim is a gentle electric adjustment tool that adjusts similarly to the activator with force that is adjustable.

A manual adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation or spinal manipulation is referring to a chiropractor applying manipulation to the vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or that are failing to function normally. A manual adjustment is a high velocity, short lever arm thrust applied to the vertebra.

All in all the objective of chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation, with the goals of increasing range of motion, reducing nerve irritability and improving function. Next time you’re in the office ask your doctor about what method they’re using for you!

Spine Health. “Chiropractic Adjustment” Steven G. Yeomans, D.C.. <http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/chiropractic/activator-method-chiropractic-technique>

Spine Health. “Activator Method Chiropractic Technique” Steven G. Yeomans, D.C.. <http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/chiropractic/activator-method-chiropractic-technique>

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July 19, 2016 · by  · in Clinic News · Tags:

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