What is an Adjustment?
Simply put, an adjustment (also called manipulation) is a method of treatment used to improve joint movement.
There are many different techniques within chiropractic that are used for back adjustment and extremities. What works for one patient will not necessarily work for another, just as people respond differently to the same medication. Some people are looking for traditional manual manipulation, while others want something more gentle.
3 Adjusting Techniques We Use
Cox Flexion Distraction – a specialized form of decompression
Dr. Patterson is a specialist in this technique. Cox Flexion Distraction technique utilizes a special table to specifically and gently decompress the spine. This is one of the tools that allows Dr. Patterson to focus on patients over 50 and seniors. He believes it to be one of the most effective treatments for arthritic and degenerative spinal conditions. It can be used to effectively treat patients of all ages, particularly if they have nerve pain from disc herniations or other injury. Click here to learn more about this specialized technique.
Traditional Manual Manipulation
Many people think of traditional manual manipulation when they hear the word Chiropractic. When the joint releases, gas escapes and produces a popping sound. Some people love it, some people hate it, others are scared or just don’t like the sound. While it is a safe and effective procedure for many conditions, it is not for everyone. We do not use manual manipulation on every patient. We never force a patient to have it performed if they have concerns.
Various instruments are often used in chiropractic. In our office we use an IQ instrument by Neuromechanical. It uses new technology that is computerized to detect when the optimum frequency of movement is achieved.
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