Diversified Chiropractic Adjustments
Diversified technique is the most common technique used by chiropractors. Like many chiropractic manipulative techniques, the Diversified technique is characterized by a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust. Its objective is to restore proper movement and alignment of spine and joint dysfunction.
The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ sacroiliac joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved. The theoretical and clinical framework of the Webster Technique in the care of pregnant women, sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia). Dystocia is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. The correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.
The activator method is an alternative to manual manipulation of the spine or extremity joints. The device is generally regarded as a softer chiropractic treatment technique in which cavitations (cracking) are not generally heard. It is used to regain mobility in articulations, stimulate the nervous system et release muscle tension. This chiropractic technique is often used with the pediatric and geriatric population, as well as with extremity adjusting.
Accumulations of small traumas can cause misalignments to a baby or child's spine. Correcting these articular dysfunctions with chiropractic care is an essential part of a child's wellbeing and can diminish overall discomforts. Scoliosis, postural corrections, torticollis and ear aches are some of the few reasons to consult a chiropractor. A pediatric chiropractic adjustment is very different from one of an adult. It is very gentle pressure applied of the vertebrae to regain mobility and alignment of the spine.
Therapeutic ultrasound is a modality that has been shown to cause increases in tissue relaxation, local blood flow, and scar tissue breakdown. The effect of the increase in local blood flow can be used to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation. The sound waves that pass through the skin cause a vibration of the local tissues. This vibration can cause a deep heating locally though usually no sensation of heat will be felt by the patient.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a therapy that uses low-voltage electrical current for pain relief. It is most often used to treat muscle, joint, or bone problems that occur with illnesses such as osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia, or for conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, tendinitis, or bursitis. The electrodes are often placed on the area of pain or at a pressure point, creating a circuit of electrical impulses that travels along nerve fibers. The electricity from the electrodes stimulates the nerves in an affected area and sends signals to the brain that block normal pain signals. and help the body to produce natural painkillers called endorphins.