Chiropractic adjustments are used to correct structural imbalances. The structural changes may be due to tense muscles, postural deformities, and improper nerve function. The adjustment is a way to move a joint and change the tone of muscles around that joint. The change in muscular tone has a feedback loop to the rest of the nervous system. At South Jersey Chiropractic we employ several different chiropractic techniques to facilitate these changes which include:
- Chiropractic Adjustments - Chiropractic adjustments are the most essential part of your care. Spinal joints that aren't moving right can affect nearby nerves. Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these restricted joints, reducing nervous system disruption. Then, health can improve. Sometimes a specific, highly-accurate thrust or a slow, constant pressure is used. Several areas may be adjusted or just one.
- Diversified Technique – This technique focuses on correcting misalignments in the spine which may be causing pain and/or spasm and can cause interference to the nerves, which pass through the spine. Relieving the nerve interference can improve a broad range of health problems by improving the nervous system's ability to communicate, regulate, and coordinate healing of the body. The doctors will most likely use their hands to deliver a precise and careful thrust to correct the misalignments.
- Thompson Technique - The Thompson Technique requires the patient to lie on a special table, the length of your legs will be compared. This protocol helps determine whether the nerve interference is in your upper, middle or lower back. The special table has individual cushions or "drop pieces" that support each area of the spine until the thrust is given. Then, each drop-piece gently releases, reducing the amount of energy needed to help restore the motion and position of a specific spinal segment.
- Activator - Activator technique is an instrument which is used to deliver carefully directed energy using a low force technique.
- Extremity Adjustments - An adjustment is not necessarily limited to the spine. Many extra-spinal conditions are caused from problems in the spine. Extremity adjustments are often necessary in regions such as the shoulder, elbow, wrist, fingers, hip, knee, ankles and rib.