At Ascend Chiropractic, you are provided with a variety of different techniques to more accurately assess and best treat your specific case.
First of all, chiropractic care assesses the entire spine looking for specific areas that may have motion restrictions, also known as segmental dysfunctions. When one area of the spine is not moving properly like it should, other areas above and below will compensate by moving excessively. The spine provides protection for the spinal cord and nerve roots emerge from each individual segment of the spine. The segmental dysfunctions can irritate your joints, muscles, and nerves.
A functional examination identifies which segments need to be corrected by an adjustment. The primary method of adjusting will include a gentle pressure and soft thrust to restore proper motion of the specific segment. An adjustment is sometimes accompanied a popping sound which is just a release of a gas bubble within the joint. On occasion, other methods of adjusting may be used to better suit the patients needs. Activator adjusting utilizes an instrument to supply a much higher velocity with significantly less force, while table-assisted adjusting is very similar. Both additional techniques are very effective and may be necessary for the patients overall comfort.
Chiropractic care is a safe and cost effective alternative to surgery or opioid usage. Our newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As Doctors of Chiropractic, Dr. Brian Bayer, Dr. Rob Lane, and Dr. Olivia Johnson have had extensive training and experience in spinal adjustment.