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5 Chiropractic Adjustments & How They Treat

Feb 25

What is a Chiropractic adjustment?

The chiropractor is an expert at diagnosing and treating disorders related to the nervous system. Quiropractica in spanish is the term for Chiropractic.

A qualified chiropractor adjusts your body's joints using special equipment or by hand. This is known as joint or spinal adjustments in certain circles. It can help reduce pain, as well as correct the alignment and function of the body.

Chiropractors at Paramount Health Chiropractic have the ability to diagnose and treat many diseases of the neurological system as well as the musculoskeletal. Chiropractors can help with low back pain and headaches as well as neck discomfort, muscle pains, migraines, and other issues.

Methods of Adjustment


1. Diversified Approach

The primary goals of this varied approach are to restore spinal alignment, correct joint dysfunction, and maintain optimal movement and mobility. Practitioners are able to restore spinal alignment and increase a patient's movement range, which may be limited by misaligned joints. The practitioner uses precise hands-on thrusts that are very precise to treat the patient. According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), this technique is widespread. Approximately 96 percent of all chiropractors use the Diversified Technique with around 70% of their patients.


2. Drop-Table Technique (Thompson Drop Table)

The Thompson Drop-Table technique requires a table with specially-designed platforms and drop mechanisms. This allows the patient's "dropping" to take place for a fraction of an indentation while the practitioner does a fast thrust to complete the adjustment. Patients find the gentle lowering motion, which is similar to a faint vibration to be comfortable.


3. The Activator Technique

Chiropractors often use an 'Activator', a small handheld device to give a moderate impulse to the extremities of the spine. Spring-loaded devices are used to modify the tone in the nervous system. It can treat headaches as well as lower back pain.


4. Distraction from Flexion

Flexion-Distraction is possible by using a specific table which both distracts and moves the spine in a rhythmic manner. It is often used to treat symptoms such as back and leg pain caused by disc injuries. The adjustment is very painless and comfortable. This makes it a good choice for those who have recently suffered injury or are very sensitive to other kinds of adjustments.


5. Decompression of The Spine

Chiropractic decompression is more a technique than a treatment. The effectiveness of chiropractic decompression in treating lower back pain from bulging, herniated and degenerative discs is noteworthy. You can achieve spinal decompression using a table that gently moves the spine. This promotes healthy fluid flow into the discs.


The prognosis for people who receive chiropractic adjustments.

Although chiropractic care can relieve symptoms temporarily, the ultimate goal for your health is to maintain it over the long-term. The chiropractor will also ask about your movements throughout the day (standing and sitting, walking, etc.) as well as your sleeping patterns at night.

To avoid any future problems, it is a good idea to learn how to properly position your body at work, standing, and moving.


What more do I need to learn about chiropractic care?

Only licensed chiropractors (often called a doctor of chiropractic or DC) should be performing adjustments. There is a greater chance that you will experience negative effects or other difficulties if you are receiving adjustments from someone who hasn't been properly trained and certified.


When do I need to make an appointment with my Doctor?

You should be on the lookout for unusual symptoms, such as weakness or numbness while you are receiving chiropractic care. Contact your doctor immediately if any of these symptoms occur.


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