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What Chiropractic Techniques Are most Effective?

Feb 25

What is the role and responsibilities of a Chiropractor?

Let's start with some basics. Chiropractors specialize on the diagnosis and treatment musculoskeletal and neurological diseases. These doctors adjust or manipulate the spines and extremities manually.

Chiropractors are often sought out by people who have trouble moving, neck pain or back problems. A healthy spine and good health are prerequisites for a fulfilling life. Chiropractic care may suggest rehabilitative exercises or changes to your diet.

Chiropractic adjustments are often done with their hands. However, some chiropractors also may use equipment. Although they may approach each patient differently, but all chiropractors know basic procedures.

Techniques used in chiropractic treatment

The information that chiropractors have about their patients and the conditions they are treating can influence which strategies they use. Here are six techniques that chiropractors use all around the world.


1. Distraction from Flexion

A chiropractor can treat sciatica, lower back discomfort and disc damage.

This procedure can correct disc bulges and herniations. It also increases general spinal motion. A specialist table is needed to move the spine in order to do flexion-distraction. The table can be moved by the chiropractor, but manual procedures will also be used to relieve disc pressure.

This approach doesn't cause any discomfort.


2. Gonstead Method

Gonstead, a procedure that adjusts the spine to align it properly, is its name. This technique can be used to reduce pain and align the spine properly.

The manual (or hands-on), chiropractic technique involves manipulating the lower spine or pelvis to relieve discomfort. This involves the patient lying on their side. This position allows the chiropractor fix any joints that may cause discomfort, stiffness, restriction or limitation in motion.


3. The Activator Method

The Activator approach, which is used for areas outside of the spine, can be used to decrease pain in the limbs and back. The chiropractor uses an activator adjusting tool to perform this procedure.

With its low pulse rate, chiropractors can target specific areas of your body using this equipment. The high pace keeps the body from tensing, which is a common reaction to manual manipulation treatments.

Another key benefit of this therapy is that it applies pulses to specific locations. It prevents the joints from being bent in any way.


4. Adjustment of Extremities

This treatment focuses on adjustment of the joints not associated with the spine. Extremity adjustment, such as the adjustments of the hip, elbow, wrist and knee joints, can be required.

This is a common method for patients with carpal Tunnel or postural problems. This method will decrease stress levels by aligning the spine's joints and encouraging healthy mobility.

This can cause discomfort for people who are more sensitive.


5. Mobilization Of The Spine.

When people think about chiropractors, they often imagine them using this method. Spinal adjustment has two main purposes: to restore and improve joint function in the spine column.

The gentle adjustment of spinal mobilization involves a combination between mild thrusting and stretching. This allows the spine to be activated and made more mobile.


6. Drop Method

The Thompson technique is also known as Drop. In this technique, the chiropractor applies pressure using a thrusting motion to correct a patient’s spine and other extremities.

The ever-so subtle drop in pressure makes it less likely that the patient will feel any discomfort or pain. For complete spinal manipulation many thrusts might be necessary.


Comfort Returns

Chiropractic care is the perfect solution for all your discomfort and pain. It can relieve headaches, back aches or other joint problems by improving mobility in joints that are not working well due to injury (or aging).


For more information please visit:


Paramount Health Chiropractic

20100 E Jackson Dr Suite A, Independence, MO 64057

(816) 200-7104

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