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Which Chiropractic Technique is Best?

By November 15, 2022 December 1st, 2022 chiropractic care
Chiropractor exercising chiropractic technique in chiropractor's office

Chiropractic treatment takes a drug-free, natural approach to pain management and improves mobility, flexibility, and range of motion. With a simple chiropractic adjustment, the spine is aligned, and the nervous system is able to work as it’s meant to, improving communication from the nervous system to the brain.

The chiropractic techniques used during treatment can be very effective at restoring mobility and joint function, reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Learning which types of chiropractic techniques work the best can help you understand what to expect from treatment and how chiropractic care can be beneficial in a number of ways.

Which Chiropractic Technique is Best for You?

Chiropractors are trained in a variety of techniques, each of which offers many benefits, including improved range of motion and a reduction in pain. However, the same technique won’t work for everyone, which is why a chiropractor often chooses a technique based on a patient’s specific condition, to provide the most effective results. The right type of chiropractic adjustment can have a major effect on a person’s quality of life, their ability to carry out daily activities, and it provides a natural way to manage and relieve pain. Finding the proper adjustment, performed by a chiropractor with experience in spine health is key to effective treatment and healing the entire body.

There are more than one hundred types of chiropractic techniques. An experienced, skilled chiropractor will know which technique will be the most effective depending on the patient’s needs, wellness goals, medical history, and reason for visit.

Chiropractic Techniques

Chiropractic medicine offers a natural way to help the body heal itself, providing effective results for people suffering from migraines, back pain, digestive conditions, trouble sleeping, and more. Treatment can include spinal manipulation, encourages regular exercise, soft tissue massage, stretches, and more, and without the fear of prescription drug addiction or invasive surgeries that require lengthy recovery periods.

When chiropractic techniques are conducted properly, treatment is painless, however, a patient may feel slight discomfort during or mild soreness after treatment.

While there are over a hundred different techniques used, the most common include:

  • Gonstead method
  • Thompson
  • Activator
  • Webster technique
  • Torque Release Technique
  • Direct thrust
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Flexion-distraction
  • Spinal mobilization
  • Myofascial release
  • Articulatory
  • Functional
  • Muscle energy

Chiropractic Care and the Brain

Chiropractic adjustment treatment can eliminate an interference that prevents the brain from functioning correctly and helps to achieve optimal health. Regular visits cannot only promote a healthy functional brain but it can also keep the nervous system and spine free from interference caused by everyday stressors. When an interference is removed, it promotes a healthy brain and body.

There are a number of things that can cause an interference, including injuries, poor posture, a sedentary lifestyle, sports injury, or auto accident. Many sources of interference are created by some form of stress, which can impact the brain and body in several ways. For example, when a person has poor posture, it places unnatural stress on areas of the spine, which creates physical stress in the form of chronic pain and soreness.

Neurological Based Chiropractic

Neurological based chiropractic care focuses on balancing and normalizing nervous system function. This process involves awakening bad nerve patterns found in the muscles and joints, allowing the body to self-heal and correct these problems. To stimulate these changes, a chiropractor will use lighter force or instruments, with the goal of helping the body make important changes on its own.

This area of chiropractic treatment focuses on the central nervous system and its connection to trillions of cells in the body. Treatment is different from traditional chiropractic care that focuses on misaligned joints in the spine.

Neurological based chiropractic treatment bases its principles on the fact that the nervous system coordinates and controls everything within the body, including the function of the organs, tone of the muscles, and the position of the spine.

Technology

Using nervous system scanning technology, a chiropractor can measure the nerve interference along the spine, which can negatively impact a muscle’s nerve function, resulting in an irregular amount of electrical flow. This abnormal amount of electrical flow can result in health problems including anxiety, improper digestion, pain, and problems sleeping.

Technique

The torque release technique is commonly used for neurological based chiropractic treatment. This technique will gently correct a spinal misalignment or subluxation, quickly and effectively. The torque release technique, or TRT, encourages the body to naturally heal itself, rather than the chiropractor physically manipulating the joints.

The TRT method can improve spinal tone, which is the tension found around ligaments that are attached to the bones and the spinal cord. This technique can correct tonal imbalances found within the spinal cord to regulate the brain and nervous system function.

Who’s it For

Neurological based chiropractic treatment has been very effective in treating a wide range of movement disorders, nerve entrapment syndromes, head injuries, vertigo, chronic pain, post-stroke rehabilitation, dystonia, and more.

Get the Chiropractic Care Your Deserve

Through the chiropractic care we provide here at Deep Roots Chiropractic, we can help enhance brain function and improve pain symptoms, providing our patients with a higher quality of care that can result in optimal health. While we always want to help relieve a patient’s pain and ensure they’re comfortable and their quality of life is improved, what we really seek is complete wellness. By removing a subluxation that’s impacting a patient’s wellness, they will experience improvement in mood, sleep, pain, mobility, their ability to process and think, and much more. To schedule an appointment at Deep Roots Chiropractic Health Center, contact us today and speak with one of our helpful staff members. We offer flexible appointments that are sure to work with your busy schedule.

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