The practice of exercise, both cardiovascular and muscle strengthening, is an immensely important aid to managing well being. Regular exercise promotes and maintains properly toned muscles, better circulation, and healthy digestion. There is strong evidence supporting that exercise is nearly as effective as all other non-surgical treatments in promoting well being.
The most commonly used adjustment technique by chiropractors, Diversified Technique is charactered by a high-velocity, low amplitude thrust. Quick and shallow thrusts often result in a cavitation of a joint, causing the popping noise that is often associated with chiropractic adjustments. The objective of this technique is to restore movement and alignment to the spine as well as restore health to joints suffering from joint dysfunction.
Cryotherapy is an excellent way to reduce inflammation and temporary pain. Ice causes constriction in the veins of the affected tissue, limiting blood flow and acting as an anesthetic. Once the cold compressor is removed, blood will rush back to the affected area providing nutrients that will help with the healing process.
Cryotherapy is often used in the treatment of back and neck pain. It lessens the severity of muscle spasms, reduces pain by causing numbness, and aids in lessening soft tissue damage.
Patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, Raynaud’s Syndrome, colds or allergic conditions, paralysis, or areas of impaired sensation should not use cryotherapy.
The Thompson Technique utilizes the “Segmental Drop System” in which patients lay on a “Segmental Drop Table” which has a headpiece that drops as the chiropractor adjusts the vertebrae. This design takes advantage of the natural structure of the joints in the spine by allowing the chiropractor to move the spinal segment in which ever direction it is needed to improve its motion with the joints above and below it. the technique is performed with the patient lying face down on the table and adjustments performed from posterior to anterior.