Here at Auto Accident Chiropractic we know that no two spines are the same. Dr. Cox and Dr. Myers are well trained in a variety of different techniques, and will access each individual and provide the necessary technique for your healing.
Diversified Technique Adjustment
This is a widely used type of chiropractic manipulation/adjustment that includes most of the procedures taught in chiropractic institutions. This technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one probably most familiar to patients. The Diversified manipulation/adjustment entails a high velocity, low-amplitude thrust delivered by hand and possibly with assistance from a table or block. This usually results in a cavitation of a joint (quick, shallow thrusts that cause the popping noise often associated with a chiropractic manipulation/adjustment). As the name implies, the Diversified Technique can be used to treat many of the joints in the body and is the primary technique used by Dr. Cox and Dr. Myers.
This is a hand-held, spring-loaded instrument-based manipulation/adjustment protocol. Instead of the manipulating/adjusting forces being delivered by hand, force is generated with the small appliance that delivers a lighter, but quicker, thrust than can be delivered by hand. In our office, Activator is most often used as a selective method for patients who may not desire manual manipulation/adjustment or where manual manipulation/adjustment may be contraindicated.
Rehabilitative exercises can help make any pain that you are experiencing go away and stay away. These exercises will strengthen and correct the irregularities of your body which may be causing your pain. Most of these exercises are able to be performed in the comfort of your own home. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles or connective tissues that are out of place can also cause pain.
A drop table has sections which can be raised about three quarters of an inch and then “drops” down with the weight of the patient and adjustment. This system takes advantage of the spine’s inherent design of the joints in order to move the spinal segment in the direction that will improve the motion. The patient lies on the table, and upon a gentle but quick thrust downward by the chiropractor’s hands, the portion of the spinal column positioned above the table section is accelerated downward as the table segment is quickly dropped. At the end of the drop, the body’s inertia transfers force into the affected joint and the soft tissue of the body, producing the desired change in the joint or the affected fibers of the musculature. This technique allows us to keep the patient stationary during the adjustments without them feeling any discomfort from the adjustment.