Chiropractors use many different chiropractic techniques to treat various health conditions. Some of the most common procedures include activator methods, zone techniques, and extremity adjusting. At Westside Chiropractic, Dr. Krysl provides quality chiropractic care for residents in Rapid City and the surrounding areas. Let’s take a brief look over some of the most common chiropractic techniques we offer.
Thompson Drop Table
This chiropractic care technique is ideal for acute lower back pain patients. For the procedure, the patient lies face up on a table with their head at one end. The chiropractor performs a series of gentle adjustments to the spine, and the table drops down slightly after each adjustment.
It is a low-force technique that uses an activator instrument to deliver a gentle impulse to the spine. This is a good choice for patients who are sensitive to touch or have difficulty tolerating traditional chiropractic adjustments. The activator instrument is a small hand-held device that delivers a light tapping motion to the spine.
This is a good choice for patients who have neurological issues or are recovering from injuries that affect their balance. During the procedure, the chiropractor places one hand on each side of the affected area to create a "zone" to adjust the spine.
Upper Cervical Adjusting
This technique is suitable for treating upper cervical spine problems that cause headaches, neck pain, and migraine symptoms. This procedure is unique because it only requires a quick impulse to be applied to a single point on the spine. Many people claim they feel immediate relief after upper cervical adjusting.
This is the most common chiropractic technique. It involves performing a quick snap or impulse on the spine. The chiropractor uses their hands to apply pressure to specific points on the spine until they hear a "click" sound.
This technique is used to treat problems in the extremities such as carpal tunnel syndrome, elbow pain, and tennis elbow. The chiropractor uses their hands to apply gentle pressure on specific points along the arms and legs until they feel a "click" sound.
Contact Westside Chiropractic to Find The Right Technique
No matter which chiropractic technique you choose, it is crucial to find a qualified and experienced chiropractor who can help you get relief from your symptoms. If you are experiencing neck pain, back pain, or other chronic health conditions, call Dr. Krysl at Westside Chiropractic in Rapid City, SD. Call our team today at (605) 342-4333 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.