Different Types of Chiropractic Adjustments

In this article, we will discuss the top three types of chiropractic adjustments and how they can help improve your overall health and well-being.

February 10, 2023

Chiropractic care is a holistic approach to healthcare that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders through the use of manual adjustments to the spine and other joints. At ProActive Health, we use a variety of techniques to adjust the spine and joints, each with its own set of benefits and indications. 

In this article, we will discuss the top three types of chiropractic adjustments and how they can help improve your overall health and well-being.

Diversified Technique

The Diversified Technique is one of the most commonly used methods of chiropractic adjustments. This technique involves the use of high-velocity, low-amplitude thrusts to adjust the spine and joints. The chiropractor uses their hands to apply quick, precise force to the affected area, which helps to realign the vertebrae and reduce muscle spasms. This technique is commonly used to treat a wide range of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, headaches,and extremity pain.

Arthrostim Technique

The Arthrostim Technique is a gentle form of chiropractic adjustments that utilizes a small, handheld device called an Arthrostim. The Arthrostim delivers a low-force impulse to the affected area, which helps to restore proper movement and alignment to the joint. This technique is ideal for patients who are sensitive to traditional manual adjustments or for those who have conditions that require a more delicate touch.

Thompson Drop Table Technique

The Thompson Drop Table Technique is a specialized form of chiropractic adjustments that utilizes a special table called a Thompson Drop Table. The table has small drops built into it that help to cushion the adjustment and reduce the force needed to realign the joint. This technique is particularly useful for patients with chronic conditions or for those who need a more gradual approach to adjustments.

Chiropractic adjustments are a powerful tool for improving your overall health and well-being. Whether you are dealing with chronic pain or just looking for a way to improve your overall health, a chiropractor can help you achieve your goals. The Diversified, Arthrostim and Thompson techniques are the most common techniques used by chiropractors and can be used to treat a wide range of conditions. If you're interested in trying chiropractic care, be sure to consult with one of our chiropractors at ProActive Health to determine which technique is best for you.

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Ready to see a chiropractor, whether for the first time or as someone looking to visit a new chiropractic office? Dr. Doug Patterson or Dr. Michael Hummer at ProActive Health is the top choice in the Michiana area! They will help guide you in developing a plan to tackle a routine exercise plan, consuming the right foods, and targeting your goals with chiropractic care.

Dr. Doug Patterson hurt his back in 1993 thus he first sought the care of a Chiropractor. After this experience, he decided he wanted to help people himself by pursuing chiropractic. He is a 1997 graduate of the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia, and has been in practice for 25+ years. Since then, Dr. Doug has expanded his field of practice to include functional medicine,  science-based nutrition, and now certified in Shockwave Therapy. Schedule a visit with Dr. Doug at ProActive Health today!

Dr. Michael Hummer is native to northern Indiana. He grew up very active and found great enjoyment playing football, rugby, and wrestling. Dr. Mike earned his undergraduate degree in Dietetics at Ashland University where as a student-athlete he was a member of the varsity wrestling team. After graduation, he went on to become a personal trainer, and through his passion for both fitness and nutrition, he helped people to achieve their own goals and acquire greater health and wellness. At the same time, he also enjoyed working with and inspiring the local youth throughout his community through his dedication as a volunteer wrestling coach. Now Dr. Mike is excited to apply his education from Logan University and versatile skill set in aiding the community as they strive for greater health and happiness. Dr. Mike is also certified in Shockwave Therapy.. Schedule a visit with Dr. Mike at ProActive Health today!

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