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Everything You Need To Know About Chiropractic Adjustments

If you have been seeking reputable alternative treatments to conventional practices, chiropractic treatment/adjustment has likely been recommended to you more than once. A chiropractic adjustment is an alternative medicine practice where a chiropractor (a trained specialist) utilizes a small instrument or hands to apply precise, sudden thrusts to a spinal joint. This aim is to enhance spinal motion and the body’s general function. Cornerstone Chiropractic in Everett, WA, offers exceptional chiropractic treatment and patient care services. 

Types of Chiropractic Adjustment

Depending on your diagnosis, there are seven primary types of adjustments a chiropractor can perform on you. These are: 

  • The Diversified Technique: This is a widely used chiropractic technique that involves the administration of extremely precise thrusts with hands. The diversified technique effectively repairs joint dysfunction, restores spinal alignment, and ensures proper movement. Some chiropractors use this chiropractic technique for auto accident treatment to correct misaligned joints and bones. 
  • Spinal Manipulation: Also called spinal mobilization or manual therapy, this chiropractic technique works to alleviate pressure on the joints, minimize inflammation, and enhance nerve function. It involves similar hand movements to the diversified technique, but the thrusts are gentler with some stretching. A sports injury chiropractor or a physical therapist is the most likely to use spinal manipulation on patients.
  • Thompson Drop-Table Technique: Here, the chiropractor applies quick thrusts on the spine while the patient lies face down on a specialized drop-table. The drop table has mechanisms that allow the patient to be “dropped” during the treatment.
  • The Gonstead Adjustment: This chiropractic technique is commonly used to restore normal disc alignment and encourage maximum mobility. The treatment can be done when the patient is lying on their side or sitting upright with the chiropractor manipulating their pelvis and lower back regions. 
  • The Activator Method: The chiropractor uses a small handheld device called an “activator” to administer gentle impulses to the vertebral segments of the spine or the extremities. The treatment improves nervous system functionality and relieves lower back pain and headaches. 
  • Flexion Distraction: This chiropractic treatment involves distracting and flexing the spine using the gentle, rhythmic motion of a specialized table. Flexion distraction effectively treats symptomatic disk injuries associated with back and leg injuries. 
  • Spinal Decompression: This chiropractic technique effectively treats lower back pain symptoms related to herniated, budging, slipped, and degenerated discs. A special table that works by gently stretching the spine to encourage the healthy flow of oxygen, water, and other essential fluids is used in spinal decompression. 

Need Chiropractic Treatment in Washington? 

If you reside around Everett, WA, welcome to Cornerstone Chiropractic. We have been offering unrivaled chiropractic treatment, including auto accident treatment, for years. Our dedicated sports injury chiropractor is ready to address all your sports-related injuries. Contact us at 425-379-6301 for insights on the benefits of chiropractic treatment.

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    Dr. Lichfield grew up back East in New York and Connecticut. After sustaining a bike injury when he was 20 years old, he saw several orthopedic physicians who unfortunately, were not effective in treating him.

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