Drop Table Spinal Adjusting
The Doctor of Chiropractic will place you on a drop table lying with your face down. You will be required to wear shoes when the legs are checked to see if one is shorter than the other. This helps the Doctor to determine where the pain is coming from. Your Chiropractor will continue with the adjustment, guided by the movement of the drop piece.
The drop piece table will be set depending on your weight and fastened. Your Doctor will then place a contact hand/lever on the segment of the drop table. When a thrust is applied, this segment of the drop piece table drops gently which helps in removing the joint restriction, by transferring the force by which the table is dropping to your joint.
Diversified Spinal and Extremity Joint Manipulation
This technique is a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust that is commonly used within the chiropractic profession. The Chiropractor will apply a short (low-amplitude), quick (high-velocity) thrust over a restricted joint, one at a time with the goal of restoring normal range of motion within the joint. The patient’s body is positioned in specific ways to optimize the adjustment of the spine.
Activator Spinal and Extremity Adjustments
The Activator technique is a Chiropractic technique used by most chiropractors to relieve many types of acute/chronic back pain, neck pain, and headaches. The technique uses less force with the use of a small hand held spring loaded device that delivers a gentle impulse force targeted areas of the spine to increase range of motion and decreasing joint pain. The allows for an alternative to the traditional forms of manipulation for those patients that are not able to tolerate the high velocity low amplitude adjustment.
Next to the Chiropractic Diversified technique, the activator is thought to be the second most common technique used by Chiropractors. Dr. Wright's main goal is to adapt the adjustment to the patient, versus the patient to the adjustment.