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Are All Patients Adjusted the Same Way?

Are All Patients Adjusted the Same Way?

When suffering from lower back, shoulder, or neck pain, getting adjusted by your local chiropractor is one way to help heal your body without the use of drugs or surgery. However, for many, the question stands—are all patients adjusted the same way?

Today, your trusted McAllen chiropractors at Hendrick Wellness Center will explain whether or not this is the case. 

When You Should See a Chiropractor

When deciding whether you should visit a chiropractor, the following symptoms may indicate that you need chiropractic care: 

  • Back and neck pain
  • Numbness and tingling 
  • Rib pain
  • Arm or leg pain
  • Headaches (migraine and chronic) 

When going in for an adjustment you might be wondering if all patients are adjusted the same way; the short answer is, no. 

Each patient is assessed by their chiropractor to determine their specific needs. Depending on the chiropractor’s analysis, different techniques may be used in order to restore proper joint function, reduce pain, or readjust the patient’s spine. 

Different Chiropractic Manipulation Techniques for Different Purposes

  • Diversified (manual adjusting): Diversified adjusting, also known as manual adjusting, refers to the technique chiropractors use to correct misaligned or subluxated spinal segments of the neck or back. This technique frequently results in the popping sounds that are often associated with chiropractic care.

This is one of the most common forms of manipulation when it comes to getting adjusted. 

  • Cox distraction manipulation for the lumbosacral spine: This technique alleviates spinal pain by using flexion-distraction and decompression in order to help patients get back to their everyday life.

This minimally invasive, non-surgical, hands-on spinal manipulation method uses The Cox Table, which was specifically designed for the technique to be conducted on. The technique aims to relieve sufferers from pain as quickly as possible. 

  • Drop table: The drop table technique is most commonly used to treat pain in the lower back but can also be used to perform an adjustment in the upper and mid-back. A table is used to adjust the spine while still ensuring that the patient is comfortable and at ease. 

This method is especially great for those with pelvic and sacroiliac joints that need to be adjusted. 

  • Activator: The activator technique uses a small hand-held spring-loaded mechanical instrument in order to provide quick, low-force impulses at specific points of the spinal joints. This method is best for treating lower back pain, neck pain, and headaches. 
  • Webster: The webster technique is used on pregnant women with the intent to correct issues with the pelvis and put the sacrum back into proper alignment. During this process, massaging and stretching of the uterine ligaments on the abdominal wall is performed as well. 

Discover the chiropractic care adjustment that works best for you at Hendrick Wellness Center.

At Hendrick Wellness Center, we tailor all of our clients’ treatment plans and adjustments based on their specific needs so that they can go back to living a full and healthy life. 

Our team makes sure to provide the most advanced chiropractic techniques that provide meaningful long-term results. We know how important it is to get your health back and we want to help you live your life to its full potential. 

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