CHIROPRACTIC TECHNIQUES TO TREAT
A WIDE VARIETY OF HEALTH ISSUES
EXCEPTIONAL CARE FROM A HIGHLY PROFICIENT DOCTOR
If you have ever wondered about the different chiropractic techniques used by chiropractic professionals, we have included information on some of the most popular methods used at our office. Dr. Lawrence W. Burdette III DC is extensively trained, highly proficient, and has over 12 years of experience providing exceptional chiropractic care using these, and other, specialized techniques.
Dr. Burdette will listen to you, conduct a thorough evaluation, and talk to you about what techniques and services will be best for your specific issue. Our patients are always fully aware of what our goals are. We believe in educating our patients so they become knowledgeable on how to care for and help their bodies to heal.
By choosing Burdette Family Chiropractic Care and Wellness center you are electing to receive service from caring professionals who are dedicated to increasing your quality of life. If you have questions about chiropractic care or would like to speak to someone about the services we provide, we encourage you to give our office a call or fill out our Online Contact Form for a quick response. We look forward to helping you and answering and addressing any questions or concerns you may have.
SPINAL ALIGNMENT, DECOMPRESSION, AND PAIN RELIEF
Diversified technique is a method commonly used by chiropractic providers to correct subluxations or misalignments of joints. It is a hands-on adjustment method that has shown to be beneficial in treating sports injuries. The diversified technique is a well-known adjustment method universally taught in chiropractic colleges. A detailed assessment, which may include x-rays and a complete physical exam that includes past medical history, is performed to determine mechanical distortions of the spine. Following a thorough and comprehensive assessment, Dr. Lawrence Burdette DC uses a hands-on technique to provide manual adjustment to correct areas in misalignment. His experience and skill aid you in obtaining a quick and effective recovery.
Cox Flexion Technique is a gentle adjustment method used to provide relief from leg and lower back pain. The goal of using this method is to place the spine into proper alignment. When the spine is maintained in a proper position, pressure on the nerves is decreased and pain relief is often immediate.
Thompson Technique is a chiropractic method that is a variant of the Diversified Technique. A specialized table is used to effectively assist with the delivery of thrust maneuvers. This specific table has several segments (drop pieces) that can be adjusted. Use of this drop table minimizes the required force needed for an adjustment.
Low Force Technique
Low-Force Technique is a gentle approach using low amplitude palpation and motion to effectively align the spine. This low-force method is especially useful when dealing with a patient who has suffered an injury. Gentle palpation and motion are used to treat the problem areas and the technique is quite effective in relieving pain.
Full Spine Technique
Full Spine Technique is a chiropractic method used to align the entire spine. It is a hands-on motion palpation technique that adjusts the spine from the neck down. Full spine alignment has shown to decrease neck, mid back, and lower back pain.
Gonstead Technique is a precise and accurate method of adjustment that specifically treats problem areas. A Gonstead doctor performs an in-depth and detailed patient examination to determine if your health condition can be treated effectively. Your provider takes care to locate specific problem areas. He then uses correct positioning and delivers precision thrusts to efficiently treat and correct subluxations.
Flexion Distraction Technique
Flexion Distraction Technique is a hands-on nonsurgical method that uses precise flexion and distraction methods to increase spinal motion and resolve disc bulges or herniation. It is commonly practiced to alleviate lower back pain, extremity pain, and neck pain associated with cervical radiculopathy. Cervical radiculopathy is a condition where the nerves exiting the spine become pinched or compressed by surrounding structures. Flexion Distraction Technique helps improve range of motion and flexibility of muscles and joints.
Manual Adjustments are done using hands-on techniques to provide proper body alignment. A chiropractic provider uses skill and proficiency to perform spinal manipulation to make adjustments to the spine to decrease pressure and align the body.
The Activator Method of adjusting uses a handheld piece of equipment called an Activator Adjusting Instrument. This small instrument is positioned at specific body locations to deliver a gentle pulsating force for the purpose of restoring motion to spine vertebrae and body joints. Two advantages of using the Activator Technique are the speed of the device, and the localization of force to a specific area. This does not place any additional torque on the joint.
Trigger Point Massage Therapy (soft tissue therapy)
A trigger point is a painful area that can develop in an injured muscle. This painful point can remain long after your body has recovered from an injury. Pain, numbness, or tingling can be felt at the trigger point or may be felt in other body areas. Treatment for trigger points involves deep direct pressure massage to alleviate the knotted muscle.
Mechanical Traction Therapy
Mechanical Traction Therapy is used to gently stretch the spine. The use of weights or pulleys applies a gentle force to allow for proper space between spinal vertebrae. This method is effective for decreasing compression on the spinal nerves.
Electrical Stimulation Therapy
Electrical Stimulation Therapy is an innovative and effective way to relieve pain. Electrodes are placed strategically to deliver a mild electrical current to stimulate muscles and underlying tissues. This allows for tense muscles to relax and decreases inflammation. Electrical stimulation combined with massage therapy is proven to reduce pain.
Ultra Sound Therapy
Ultrasound Therapy uses therapeutic sound waves to decrease inflammation and reduce joint stiffness and pain. Ultrasound Therapy promotes circulation. It may also be used with therapeutic massage, stretching, or chiropractic manipulation.