At Living Health Chiropractic PLLC, we use an adjusting style commonly referred to as “Diversified.”
Visits may include motion palpation to determine how the spinal joints are moving. Leg checks are almost always performed and are used to discover imbalances in the neck or lower spine.
If an improper alignment of one or more spinal bones is discovered, a manual thrust is then administered using an understanding of spinal mechanics.
This thrust may produce a slight “popping” sound which is caused from the movement of gas and fluids within the joint. It is not necessarily indicative of the effectiveness of the adjustment.
Improving spinal biomechanics can help to eliminate nervous system interferences and almost all joints of the body can be adjusted to help restore proper range of motion.
Activator Methods® is one of the most popular “low force” chiropractic techniques in the world.
An analysis tells how well your spine is moving. While you’re lying in a face down position, you're leg length will be tested to look for significant differences from side to side This tells us if and where the vertebral subluxations exist. It also helps us know when to adjust and when not to adjust.
The Activator Methods® Adjusting Instrument is a handheld spring-loaded tool that delivers a consistent low-force, high-speed thrust.
With this technique the body rarely tightens up which makes the adjustments more comfortable and effective. This is because the instrument is much faster than adjustments delivered by hand. It can be helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees and other joints of the body.
The Thompson Technique is full spine adjusting analysis, developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson which, produces specific adjustments and is very comfortable for the patient. Dr. Thompson was granted a patent in 1955. Since then, Due to the precision and patient results obtained Dr. Thompson was granted a patent in 1955.
It was noticed early on that vertebral subluxations would produce the appearance of a short leg. Comparing leg lengths while the patient turned their head, helped determine what area of the spine the subluxation was located in.
Patients typically notice the segmental “drop” table when the first walk into the room. After stepping onto the platform, the table is lowered into a horizontal position. This helps preserve any leg length inequality. Then when needed each drop-piece gently gives way, reducing the amount of energy needed to move a specific spinal segment.
SOT stands for Sacro Occipital Technique, a chiropractic technique designed to help stabilize the connection between the pelvis and the head.
The pelvis is the foundation and it is constantly subjected to the pull of gravity. Instability can occur and this can produce effects throughout your body. For this reason your pelvis is vital to the integrity and function of the nervous system.
Every cell and tissue in your body is affected by the bones of the skull and the tension on the spinal cord. Think of your spinal cord as a guitar string. Is it flexible and healthy? Or stretched too tight?
Blocking the Spine
In this technique wedge-shaped “blocks” are placed into specific positions. The weight of your body placed on the blocks makes the corrections needed naturally to help correct your spine and stabilize your nervous system. By using gravity and your body to make the correction, healthier patterns of spinal function can result.
If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let Dr. Guffey know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.