Chiropractic Manipulation Techniques

 

Weiss Wellness and Chiropractic

“Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.”
~Hippocrates

We offer the following techniques for spinal and extremity joint manipulation for your individual condition and pain tolerance:

1. Manual (hands on) Manipulation – also called Diversified Technique

2. Flexion Distraction  – gentle, non-force hands-on manipulation technique applied to the lower back for the treatment of:

  • Lumbar disc herniation
  • Patients unable to tolerate vigorous adjustment
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet syndrome
  • Pelvic pain
  • Compression defects
  • Loss of spine lordosis
  • Loss of range of spinal motion
  • Post-surgical Scar Pain
  • Scoliosis (not to cure, but to maintain mobility of the curve)
  • Postural faults
  • Mechanical back pain
  • Osteoarthritis of spine

3. Activator Technique – a gentle, low-force approach to chiropractic care. The technique has been used safely on patients of all ages since the late 1960s, bringing relief to people with a variety of health concerns. The technique is especially helpful for children who sometimes have trouble laying still. Older patients or those with arthritis, osteoporosis or other bone-weakening conditions find the Activator Method to be effective and gentle. The low-force thrust of the Activator Adjusting Instrument, and the doctor’s ability to pin point the exact location of the problem through Activator analysis, can relieve a patient’s pain without discomfort

4. Arthrostim Adjusting Instrument – for gentle spinal manipulation. The Arthrostim Instrument delivers high velocity, short stroke thrusts without recruiting the pain receptors therefore providing the patient with comfortable corrective manipulation.

5. Segmental Drop System