The Chiropractic Joint
"Correction Is What We Do"
1800 S. Milton Rd. Suite 14, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 MAP
Traditional Chiropractic Service
Traditional Chiropractic Service (TCS) is what most people are familiar with when it comes to chiropractic care. The patient would lay on the chiropractic table and receive an adjusted in the area or areas needing adjustment. Once the Chiropractic Adjustment is complete the patient may or may not receive therapy. This type of treatment usually lasts about 20 to 25 minutes.
Therapy could fall under any of the following: Trigger Point therapy,
Exercise Therapy, Stim machine, Mechanical Traction, Stability Board and Ball, Diathermy, and/or Ultrasound Therapy.
TCS is known to serve many health benefits such as; getting you out of pain, restoring lost functions, building your immune system, preventing osteoarthritis, maintaining your disc space, maintaining proper organ functions and many other amazing health benefits. TCS is suitable for all ages including infants and geriatrics. It also works very well for moms to be.
Chiropractic has been shown to be safe and is the fastest growing form of health care. We like to utilize more than one technique as all patients are unique and respond differently to different treatments. Here are the techniques utilized in our office under the TCS category:
Diversified Technique is the most commonly used technique by chiropractors. Diversified is characterized by a high velocity, low amplitude thrust. Its objective is to restore proper movement and alignment of the spine and joint dysfunction. Motion palpation, line of drives and hands-on techniques are used to deliver a deeper thrust.
Extremity adjusting consists of adjusting joints outside of your spine such as the shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers, hip joints, knees, ankles and toes.
The primary chiropractic table we use is the drop table. We utilize the drop table when performing mirror image adjusting. Often, patients will walk in with a tilted pelvis or twisted torso and we use the drop table to realign the spine. The drop table is raised to the patient’s weight tolerance and pressed down with the necessary pressure to realign the spine.
Gonstead is another technique used in our office that focuses on more specific adjusting. We use this technique very little, namely for low back adjusting on a handful of patients.
Instrument adjusting is used with every patient. Dr. Adham likes to adjust the patient manually followed by use of the adjustor. The adjustor sets off the proprioceptor cells (balance cells) and mechanoreceptor cells (mechanical cells) that “hang out” in your joints and sends them to the brain, signaling the brain to set the joints in proper position to restore balance and be mechanically correct. Some chiropractors use this instrument as their only form of adjusting. Instrument adjusting can also be used on elderly patients, kids, or patients who can’t tolerate manual adjusting.
Precussor (Fascia Release)
The Erchonia Precussor is used to release knotted fascia. Sometimes the joints may be set, the muscle spasms are diminished yet you still experience pain and limited movement. In most cases the fascia is the underlying problem. The Precussor is held on the injured area until the doctor feels the fascia release through the opposite hand (the feeling hand).
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