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An adjustment is a low impact force that is applied to a vertebrae (spinal bone) in a specific direction to remove subluxations, releasing interference through the nerves. This, in turn, allows the body to operate at its optimal level.
Full spine is a different approach to spinal adjustment. When performing an adjustment, we analyze from the feet all the way to the head. By taking a full spine x-ray, the doctor can evaluate the entire spine and the relationship of all parts to the whole and each other.
This technique focuses only on the first and second vertebrae in the neck. The technique we use to adjust this part of the spine is a low force, low impact method, which uses a drop mechanism to adjust the vertebrae. The toggle technique was actually the first chiropractic technique developed.
More Adjustment Techniques: ART and CBP
Active Release Technique or ART
This technique is one that works specifically with the muscles of the body. It is a techniques that shortens and lengthens the muscle manually. It relaxes the muscles and will help to maintain the adjustment better and for a longer period of time since the spine and muscles work together.
Chiropractic Biophysics or CBP
Posture is a window to your spine, so analysis of posture, along with X-ray findings and your Neurological scan results together paint a picture of what's actually going on inside. For more information, click the link to www.idealspine.com.
Our practice uses Hill tables with air compressor driven drop mechanisms.
For patients with low back pain and disc injuries, one of our tables is designed for flexion/distraction which takes pressure off the disc and nerves that have been injured.
The other adult adjusting table is designed to facilitate pregnant women. The pelvic piece elevates as much as it needs to according to the stage of pregnancy. The piece under the belly drops down to allow more space for the belly to rest safely and comfortably. Pregnant women love this table because it is the only way they can lie on their stomachs comfortably throughout their pregnancy. It affords the pregnant patient the opportunity to be fully adjusted when they need it most - near the end of the pregnancy.
For our younger patients, we have a fun, less intimidating table designed for children.
On Site X-rays
Innate Concepts Chiropractic offers the ability for patients to get their x-rays taken without having to go elsewhere. The doctors take full spine x-rays which view the spine from the skull to the tip of the tailbone so the whole spine and contributing factors can be seen, not just the area of complaint. If x-rays of other areas need to be taken, the doctors can do that as well. The x-rays are read in the office and analyzed by the chiropractors.
The office also offers the services of a specialized radiologist who will generate a written report. This additional report is strongly recommended, but is optional.
A neurological scan is done on every new patient and is also done every thirteenth visit during the progress exam. This scan tests the integrity of the nervous system and show areas of nerve interference in the spine indicating subluxation.
It is a painless and simple procedure that only takes a few minutes.
The first part of the scan measures temperature along both sides of the spine as well as the function of the autonomic nervous system. This is the part of the nervous system that regulates organs, tissues and glands.
The second part of the scan measures how tight the muscles are from one side of the spine to the other.
Each new patient will receive a comprehensive examination of the spine. Range of motion is checked to determine the extent to which normal range has been affected. Orthopedic and neurological tests are done to see if there are any indications of serious problems. A postural exam and muscle strength tests are done.
This examination is critical to provide a baseline of the patient's needs and status prior to beginning chiropractic care.
Every thirteenth visit a patient will receive a progress exam. This is a less comprehensive exam to monitor improvements in range of motion and posture. A neurological scan is performed to see how the function of the nervous system is progressing.
It is important to perform these reevaluations so the doctor can see how the patient is progressing and responding to the care. This is more reliable than just basing assessment on how the patient feels.
If the patient has been performing any postural therapies, x-rays will be taken periodically to monitor the structural changes in the spine.
Traction - Cervical and Lumbar
Traction is used to restructure the cervical and lumbar spinal curve. There is a normal curve in the neck that is 45°. The normal curve in the lower back should be between 35° and 40°. With time, these curves can be lost due to car accidents, falls, poor posture and subluxations of the spine.
Traction works to stretch the tendons, ligaments and muscles to allow the vertebrae to move back to their normal positions. This is important in presenting overstretching of the spinal cord which, if not treated, can lead to more severe neurological problems. The length of time that traction is needed to restructure depends on the amount of loss of curvature.
The adjustment is always done prior to traction. The combination helps shorten the time required to restore the proper curvature.
Neuromuscular Reeducation (Wobble Chair)
The wobble chair is a form of neuromuscular reeducation.
This adjunctive therapy helps to retrain the pathways in the nervous system to strengthen and stabilize the spine. After some time of doing traction, the doctor may incorporate a head weight which is placed across the patient's forehead. This helps to strengthen the neck muscles while strengthening the muscles of the low back to maintain the adjustment for a longer time.
Electrical Stimulation, also known as Muscle Stimulation are therapies for those whose muscles are tight and in spasm. These common therapies are used on patients in an acute state meaning they are in severe pain and usually in the initial stages of care.
These therapies allow the muscles to relax a bit so the body better responds to adjustment.
Used when there is loss of curvature in the neck or lower spine and in patients with scoliosis, these are simple yet important exercises done initially in the office and later at home. They are part of the supportive care to help strengthen the muscles around the spine. Once the curve begins to reform, these exercises will support and maintain the new structure.
Intersegmental Traction (Roller Table)
The "roller table" is a favorite for many patients in the office. Besides being a relaxing therapy that feels good, it is effective in increasing mobility in each segment of the spine. The "roller table" keeps the spine flexible and loose.
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