Common Chiropractic Care Techniques and Benefits

Common Chiropractic Care Techniques and Benefits

THave you ever wondered exactly what your Chiropractor is doing when you go in for an adjustment? If so, here are a few basic techniques commonly used at Goodyear Chiropractic Health Center, as well as the most important benefits chiropractic techniques can provide!  

Common Chiropractic Techniques We Use at Goodyear Chiropractic Health Center:

1. Gonstead Technique

This hands-on technique often involves adjusting the lower back or pelvis as the patient lies on his side. We use it to realign joints, reduce pain, stiffness and to increase mobility.

2. Activator Technique

For this technique, we use a handheld instrument to deliver a gentle impulse into the vertebral segments of the spine or the extremities. The force feels like a light thumping sensation, and can be used to treat lower back pain or certain types of headaches.  

3. Flexion Distraction

Also called Cox Technic or Decompression Manipulation, this technique is used n more than half of all chiropractic clinics. It is our method of choice when treating disc herniations, facet joint pain, scoliosis, and other conditions.

4. Thompson, or Drop Table, Technique

This technique involves a specially adapted table with padded platforms designed to drop a fraction of an inch when a chiropractor applies a quick thrust to make an adjustment. The subtle dropping motion, which patients feel as vibration, makes it very comfortable.

5. Diversified Technique

This technique is also used to adjust the spine and extremities, and feels similar to the Gonstead technique. It involves very precise hands-on thrusts to restore proper spinal movement and alignment.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

1. Reduces Blood Pressure

A study published in the Human Journal of Hypertension showed that chiropractic adjustments can reduce high blood pressure.

2. Help Treat Neck and Lower Back Pain

An adjustment can significantly reduce your back and neck pain in a non-invasive technique. Chiropractic treatment is also cheaper than other methods of back pain management.

3. Help Manage Sciatica

Sciatica refers to pain that radiates from your lower back down your legs, because of damaged or pressure on the sciatic nerve.

Studies show that patients who received chiropractic adjustments reported a reduction in the severity of their sciatic pain.

4. Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation is one of the top causes of pain, joint issues, and tension. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to reduce inflammation.

5. Reduce Migraines

Both tension and migraine headaches can be caused by back pain and spinal issues.

There are over 200 studies examining the benefits and effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments for headache relief.

6. Improve Neurological Conditions

Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to help increase blood flow to the brain. They can help increase the flow of cerebral spinal fluid, as well. This can significantly help people suffering from neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

Why Choose Goodyear Chiropractic Health Center

Getting a chiropractic treatment can be a great way to improve multiple areas of your health in a non-invasive way. For more information on the benefits of chiropractic and how it can help you, schedule a consultation with Goodyear Chiropractic Health Center today!