At Coast Chiropractic, we provide the following techniques:
After identifying which vertebrae have restricted movement/position, a specific manual adjustment/thrust is applied to retain normal movement in the joint.
During the adjustment the thrust may produce a slight ‘popping’ sound from the shifting of gas/fluids in the joint.
Thompson technique is a system of analysis and a special table that reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine. Patients notice the segmental ‘drop’ table. Individual ‘drop pieces’ are located along the table surface and support each area of your spine until the thrust is delivered. Each drop piece gently gives way, reducing the amount of energy needed to move a specific spinal segment.
This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust. At Coast Chiropractic we have the Activator 5, the latest model in activator methods. It is a cordless electronic chiropractic adjustment instrument producing an electronic thrust of pressure at the touch of a button.
Flexion-Distraction, (F/D) is a gentle, chiropractic treatment procedure utilised for back and neck pain.
Flexion-Distraction is a safe alternative to back surgery for those 95% of patients whose conditions do not demand surgical intervention. The doctor is in control of the treatment movements at all times.
Flexion-Distraction is utilised for many conditions such as:
Patients with other conditions causing back pain (facet syndrome, spondylolisthesis, sprain/strain, scoliosis, transitional vertebra, sacroiliac restrictions and misalignment, certain types of spinal stenosis). Flexion/Distraction provides all of the above benefits plus the ability to place the spinal joints into normal, painless movements so as to restore spinal motion without pain: