We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our judgment and years of experience.
Before any technique is performed our patients relax on a specialized table known as INTERSEGMENTAL TRACTION. This table has a built in roller that translates up and down the spine delivering a soothing massage and reducing muscle tension. This allows for a smoother, more effective treatment to be delivered.
The other primary adjusting techniques we use include: Diversified/Gonstead Technique. With the malposition of one or more spinal bones identified, a specific manual thrust is administered. The direction, speed, depth and angle that are used is the result of years of experience, practice and a thorough understanding of spinal mechanics. The energy delivered during the thrust may produce a slight “popping” sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. This sound may be interesting, but is not a guide as to the value or effectiveness of the adjustment. While improving spinal biomechanics can reduce nervous system interferences, virtually all joints of the body can be adjusted to help restore proper range of motion.
The ArthroStim® Instrument
The ArthroStim® Instrument delivers true high-velocity, short-stroke thrusts at 12 cycles a second. This rapidity supersaturates the target area with specific adjustive energy (forces). The energy continues to ripple through the joint to surrounding fringe tissues. This releases secondary trigger points and sites of muscular spasm, providing the relief and corrections that doctors want. Patients notice a positive difference with the first treatment.
The rapid thrust and unique recoil produced by the ArthroStim® activates the patient’s proprioceptors and mechanoreceptors without recruiting the pain receptors (nocioceptors). This gives the patient a choice other than the traditional hands on, high velocity adjustment.
The ArthroStim® enables practitioners to significantly reduce the amount of force used without compromising their results. Patients and practitioners alike are often amazed at the profound changes the smallest repetitive forces can produce. Naturally the ArthroStim® can physically move bones, especially when higher settings are used. The ArthroStim™ gives patients a very specific adjustment, meaning that only the segment that is out of position is adjusted; there is no twisting, turning or “cracking” of joints.
THE COX TABLE® USES DECOMPRESSION (GENTLE TRACTION) AND FLEXION AS THE PATIENT’S LOWER BODY IS STRETCHED AND LOWERED REPETITIVELY.
This special table makes decompression an integral part of the chiropractic adjustment; delivered to the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, lumbosacral or sacro-iliac spine joints. Hands on care is an integral part of chiropractic. The Cox® Table naturally allows the doctor’s hands to feel the exact tissue tension, as well as sense the patient’s response to decompression treatment. This hands on approach allows the chiropractor to respond immediately to the patients needs. This is in stark contrast to other decompression machines, where the doctor straps the patient in… and walks away. The specific forces and motions create a negative pressure in the patient’s lumbar disc which draws the gelatinous material back into the disc.
WHAT TYPES OF CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED WITH COX TECHNIQUE®? The primary use for disc decompression is for low back pain with pain or numbness into the legs. It can be used for a variety of other low back problems ranging from a loss of motion at the joint level, to jamming of the joints together. Cox Technique® can also work for neck and mid back problems.
At our Auburn massage therapy office not only will you discover that we have a serene atmosphere with two separate massage rooms where our highly trained massage therapist treat soft tissue injuries and lessen accompanying pain. We are happy to provide this rapidly growing service, which effectively compliments our chiropractic care, to better serve you and help you acquire a more complete and effective system of health care.
- Recovering from auto accidents/ work injuries
- Relieving sore muscles and tightness
- General relaxation and revitalization
- Recovering from sports injuries
- Complimenting their health and fitness needs
- Relieving headaches
- Poor circulation