Chiropractic Adjustments That Support Spinal and Joint Health
Your spine is crucial to your body's movement, protection of your central nervous system, and in helping nutrients and energy to freely flow throughout your body. In many cases, neck pain, back pain, headaches, and loss of mobility can be traced to a problem with your spine. A disc can be out of place causing pain by putting pressure on a nerve. An accident or illness could have caused swelling, again putting painful pressure on a nerve. Joints out of place also cause great pain. The skilled doctors at the Advanced Chiropractic Group in Santa Barbara, CA are able to locate the source of your pain. Through a variety of chiropractic adjustment techniques, they can alleviate your pain by correcting your problem.
Activator Technique to Correct Spinal and Joint Misalignments
Your chiropractor may use the activator technique to align your spine. This adjustment technique can do so with minimal discomfort to you. The FDA-approved activator technique uses a medical device held in the doctor's hand. It furnishes a gentle, precise, pulsing thrust of pressure to the affected vertebra or joint. The gentle force encourages the disc or joint to go back into alignment.
It is used to treat back, neck, shoulder, and knee pain. In addition, it is effective for treating chronic headaches caused by misaligned vertebrae. Pain is reduced or alleviated completely, and your range of motion will be restored.
The Impulse iQ Adjusting Technique
The impulse iQ is a hand-held device controlled by computer circuitry inside the device. The computer circuitry controls the amount of force applied to the reciprocating rod extending out of the device. This allows the chiropractor to deliver the right amount of force to your spine or joint. It also allows a proper amount of force depending on the patient's age and condition.
There is no popping and cracking with the Impulse iQ as with traditional chiropractic methods. Patients say the feeling is like a light tapping on the treated area. The treatment is usually painless, with a reduction in pain once the treatment is complete. The Impulse iQ adjusting technique allows your chiropractor to be precise in your treatment.
The Palmer Method for Conducting Chiropractic Adjustments
The Palmer method is a combination of manual adjustments taught at the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. These techniques were developed by the Palmer family from the early days of chiropractic medicine in the late 19th century.
The techniques use manual thrusts, with the hands or an instrument, to realign the spine. An analysis of your spine, sometimes with x-rays, is done first to determine which vertebrae are out of alignment. The patient may lay on their stomach, side, or kneel on their knees to receive the adjustment, depending on which part of the spine needs adjustment.
Receive Quality Care at the Advanced Chiropractic Group
The skilled team at the Advanced Chiropractic Group in Santa Barbara, CA are committed to providing long-term pain relief and wellness for those in our care. Whether you have had an accident or have a chronic pain condition, we use a variety of techniques and treatments to help you. Contact us today at 805.681.7322 to set up an appointment. We are very happy to help improve your quality of life.