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Are All Chiropractic Techniques The Same? Top 3 Adjusting Techniques.

Are all Chiropractic techniques the same?Doctor-Smaller

The simple answer is ‘no’, but there are different techniques, that can be utilized to achieve the same result, which is to restore proper/normal joint function and biomechanics to either the spine or extremities.

At Health Quest Physicians Group, the chiropractors here utilize a combination of up to 6 different techniques to treat our patients.  Here are the three most common techniques used in our office:

  1. Diversified–This is one of the most common techniques used by all chiropractors.  It consists of using hands only to help correct any biomechanical faults in the spine or extremities.
  2. Thompson–This technique utilizes a specially designed table with drop pieces to properly set and realign any improperly functioning joints.  This is done by checking the patient’s leg lengths until the correction is made.  Fun fact–the majority of people with leg length inequalities (or legs that aren’t the same length) are due to misalignments in the spine and not due to the legs actually being different lengths.
  3. Activator or Instrument Assisted–A low force handheld instrument is used to realign any faulty joint movement.  This technique is especially useful in patients with osteoporosis, children, or patients who prefer a very gentle adjustment.

At Health Quest, we do not take a “cookie cutter” approach to treating our patients.  We use a combination of these techniques depending on our patient’s specific symptoms, problems, and preference to help them achieve their unique health goals.

If you or someone you know has any questions, concerns, or are wondering if Chiropractic care can benefit them, we would invite you/them to stop by the office for a spinal health check and evaluation!

Dr. Nick Knaup

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