There are many different adjusting techniques in chiropractic.
The types of techniques offered by a chiropractic clinic in Charlotte helps to define
the type of care you will receive from your Chiropractor. Some clinics
offer only one or two different adjusting techniques, while others will
offer more. All techniques are effective in treating chiropractic issues
depending on how much “expertise” your Chiropractor has in
any given technique. No clinic does every technique, but the more effective
clinics, including Hands for Health Chiropractic, are trained and practiced
in a variety of adjusting techniques.
Hands for Health Chiropractic Center believes that in order
to properly administer an effective treatment, a Doctor of Chiropractic
must be fully trained in great detail of how to apply an adjustment and
must also practice that technique on a daily basis. Currently Dr. Neva Doctor
is trained in and practices the following adjusting techniques (listed
in order of frequency of use):
technique is considered the oldest of the chiropractic techniques and
is without question the most widely used technique in chiropractic today.
Students of chiropractor spend their entire education practicing the art
of Diversified technique and it is the adjustment style most commonly
associated with “making
that popping noise” if done correctly. Contrary to popular belief Diversified
is not painful. As a matter of fact over 90%
of patients polled stated that receiving a Diversified adjustment is not
painful at all. When pain does exist in a chiropractic adjustment it is
typically due to the fact that there has been a trauma to the area causing
muscles to be sore. All chiropractic adjustments are designed to relieve
pain, not cause pain. Dr. Neva is especially well skilled at non-painful chiropractic adjustments.
Motion Palpation: Motion Palpation is a diagnostic technique
used by a doctor of chiropractic to locate joint dysfunction within the
spinal column and extremities. Motion Analysis/Palpation was created as
a system of spinal analysis, which permits an easy examination of the
spine, both in pinpointing the different subluxations and in determining
their types. This system also serves in determining direction and force
of adjustment. Motion Analysis is a comprehensive diagnosis that helps
the chiropractor to apply treatment in the most beneficial way.
Fascial Movement Taping (FMT): FMT is a specially designed
tape appropriately applied to ease muscle pain, allow better blood flow to heal
muscles and tendons, and help retrain muscles to function correctly.
Dr. Neva Doctor is certified by Rocktape
as a RockDoc FMT I and FMT II doctor.
Flexion Distraction: Dr. James Cox developed Cox Flexion Distraction
in the 1960’s and since its inception has become one of the most talked
about techniques for treating low back pain. Cox Flexion Distraction is
a stretching technique that helps to relieve disc pressure by increasing
the amount of space in the joints of your spine. It has been a very effective
tool in keeping people off of the operating table who have been diagnosed
with a disc herniation or bulge. Medical Doctors are now beginning to
send patients to chiropractors for the use of this technique to help patients avoid
unnecessary surgery. With this type of patient CoxFlexion Distraction
has been 95% successful in preventing low back surgery and restoring a
patient’s spine to optimal health. Special equipment is required to properly
administer this technique. Hands for Health Chiropractic Center
is one of only a few chiropractic centers in Charlotte that has the proper equipment and practices
Cox Flexion Distraction on a daily basis.
Methods: Activator is a light force adjusting technique specifically focused on minmizing pain that
has been thoroughly researched for over 40 years. It involves using a
special adjusting instrument to administer the adjustment and uses simple
body movement response to determine where
a spine should be adjusted. Activator is a great technique for the type
of patient who does not want to hear the "popping" noise that is typically
associated with an adjustment. Dr. Neva uses Activator technique,
especially for the elderly patient where a typical chiropractic thrust would
be contraindicated and on infants when a newborn's spine is still mostly
made of softer bone.
Thompson: Thompson Technique was developed by Dr. Clay
Thompson in the early years of chiropractic and requires a special adjusting
table to be done properly. Thompson Technique is done by using drop pieces
which are found in specially made tables, such as used at in Charlotte. It is a "non-popping" technique
and was developed so that a chiropractor could apply a specific thrust
through a joint and have the drop piece portion of the table receive the
brunt of the force instead of the patient. It is a vital technique for
many patients at Hands for Health Chiropractic Center and is
a comfortable alternative for patients who don’t like hearing that “sound”
when they get adjusted.
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