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Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to be a safe and effective alternative treatment for pain and injury.

Chiropractic adjustments are performed to treat a wide variety of conditions, including (but not limited to):

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive strain disorders
  • Chronic muscle pain and stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Most musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries
  • Nerve disorders
  • Pain and stiffness in the back, chest, abdomen, neck, hips and shoulders, as well as extremities, such as arms, legs, and feet
  • Sciatica pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Whiplash and other traumatic injuries

Adjustments can be performed while sitting, standing, or lying down. Some adjustments involve special instruments or tables.

Some common adjustment techniques include:

  • Instrument adjustments, which involve a spring-loaded device called an Activator.
  • Lumbar Diversified/Palmer or "Manual" adjustment, in which the chiropractor applies a firm, yet quick thrust with their hands to a misaligned vertebra while the patient lies on his or her side.  Traditionally used on people who are in good physical condition with strong bone density and qualify as being of good to advanced physical fitness.
  • Motion palpation, a hand technique the chiropractor uses to determine if your vertebrae are properly aligned.
  • Release work, in which the chiropractor uses gentle pressure with the fingers to separate the vertebrae.   Trigger Point Therapy is also used to release focal spasms in a muscle belly that may be creating pain.
  • Table adjustments, which entail lying on a specially designed table that drops when pressure is applied to a specific area. The dropping motion allows more gentle adjustments than some manual adjustments do.
  • Toggle or Thompson Drop, which entails firm pressure applied on a specific area of the spine by using crossed hands.
  • Sacro Occipital Technique - using a light touch to mobilize cranial bones at the suture lines to restore proper motion and restore proper communication between the cranium, sacrum and coccyx.  We have found this technique to be very effective with infants and newborns treated in the office.

Adjustments have been shown to:

  • Increase blood flow
  • Increase pain tolerance levels
  • Increase range of motion
  • Increase the body's secretion of "good" chemicals, such as melatonin and endorphins
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Reduce tension and muscle pressure

Websters Technique - a specific pelvic analysis and safe adjustment adjustment to reduce sacral and SI joint subluxation and imbalance.  This promotes  

  • ***  Common symptoms include (but are not limited to) low back pain, sciatic neuralgia, and symptoms associated with sacral subluxation and/ or S/I joint dysfunction.
  • The theoretical and clinical framework of the Webster Technique in the care of pregnant women, is that sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., Dystocia).  Dystocia is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation.  The correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.
  • It has been determined the restoration of pelvic neuro-biomechanics frequently coincided with resultant optimal fetal positioning.  Research findings have been positive, indicating this technique may possibly help to create an optimal uterine environment for babies, giving them more "room" to move into a correct position for labor and delivery.
  • It has also determined that correct positioning of the baby in-utero affects birth outcome and decreases the potential for undue stress to the baby's developing spine and nerve system.