chiropractic care and the subluxationThere are hundreds of ways of using carefully directed and controlled pressure to restore these subluxated (‘stuck’ or fixated) joints.

This may require a quick thrust by hand, the use of an adjusting tool (Activator), or in other instances a slow, constant pressure.

Sometimes, only one area of the spine is adjusted, and other times the entire body may require attention. Interestingly, adjusting of the joints works directly by stimulating the control centres of your spinal cord and nervous system, helping them do their job better, and enabling you to maintain your own alignment easier.

Some adjusting approaches can result in a faint ‘popping’ sound, called a cavitation and do not hurt. This sound is created by the shifting of gas and fluid within the joint, not the crunching of bones. Contrary to popular belief, the presence or loudness of the sound has little meaning, and varies with each patient.

These are some of the techniques our Chiropractors frequently utilise during patient treatments.

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A biomechanical model of analysing and adjusting the body. After careful testing and palpation, where indicated a specific manual thrust is administered to the spinal joint by hand. The direction, speed, depth and angle that is used is the result of years of experience, practice and a thorough understanding of spinal biomechanics. Commonly with this technique a small popping noise can be heard.

Another safe and effective manual approach to examining and adjusting the body. Utilising the information gained from x-ray evaluation and spinal palpation, Gonsteads’ foundation principle explains how a subluxation pattern in one area of the spine can produce compensatory changes in another. Commonly with this manual adjusting technique a joint release can be heard.

The Activator Methods is one of the most popular low force Chiropractic techniques in the world. This time-tested protocol tells us if subluxations exist and their location. It also helps us know when to adjust and when not to adjust. The Adjusting Instrument is a handheld spring-loaded tool that delivers a consistent low-force, high-speed thrust, making adjustments comfortable and effective, especially for children and the elderly.

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