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Spine PicDiversified Full Spine Technique

This is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one most familiar to patients. The diversified adjustment entails a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust that usually results in a cavitation of a joint (quick, shallow thrusts that cause the popping noise often associated with a chiropractic adjustment). As the name implies, the diversified technique can be used to adjust many of the joints in the body.


Toggle Recoil Technique

This chiropractic technique is used to adjust the upper cervical spine. The theory is that a specific adjustment of this area also addresses problems throughout the entire body of the patient. Usually no cavitation occurs. X-Ray analysis, temperature gradient studies, leg length analysis, and palpation are commonly used in determining which segments to adjust.

Knee Chest Technique

X-rays are used to determine how the atlas and/or axis is misaligned. Without x-rays, it can sometimes be difficult to determine which way C1 or C2 has moved. X-rays are ultimately the best tool in learning malposition of an upper cervical vertebra, completely taking out any guessing when done correctly. Thermography is the primary form of analysis for Knee Chest Upper Cervical Chiropractors, though other Upper Cervical Chiropractors do use this technology as well. Thermography is usually carried out via Computed Infrared Thermography i.e. Tytron C-3000, C-5000, etc.

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Activator Method Technique

This technique uses specific protocols to detect spinal subluxation, analyze leg length inequality, identify issues with body mechanics, and test neurological reflexes. The activator instrument is a hand-held tool used to deliver a gentle, fast-thrust, low-force chiropractic adjustment.

Drop Table Technique

This chiropractic method uses a special table with several segments called drop pieces. These segments are propped up a fraction of an inch so that when the thrust is delivered, the table drops slightly, assisting the thrust while minimizing the force used for the adjustment.

Gonstead Technique

This is a specific chiropractic technique named after its founder Dr. Clarence Gonstead. It utilizes adjustments by hand that usually result in joint cavitation. X-ray analysis, palpation, and temperature gradient studies are used in clinical decisions as to which segments to adjust.

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