MANUAL SPINAL ADJUSTMENTS
Following consultation and examination, Dr. Chris Hummel will design a program of care customized to your specific needs. This program is often centered around the chiropractic adjustment, a method of treatment unique to chiropractic, which corrects spinal subluxations and dysfunction.
The chiropractic adjustment is also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is a common therapeutic treatment for back and neck pain. A chiropractic adjustment refers to a chiropractor applying manipulation to the vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally.
The primary goal of an adjustment is to improve spinal alignment and motion, thereby relieving nerve irritation, pressure, and pain. You may feel immediate improvement after an adjustment, although most people experience gradual, progressive relief of symptoms. Since adjustments restore motion to previously locked joints, ligaments and tendons begin to stretch back to their normal length.
For the best results, follow the plan Dr. Hummel recommends for you. If you experience slight muscle soreness that is normal. Be assured that within days you’ll likely be enjoying the benefits of improved spinal motion with less pain that results from a healthier spine.
Activating Instrument Adjustment
ACTIVATING INTRUMENT ADJUSTING
Our practice also offers an advanced technology with the use of an activating instrument to assist with chiropractic adjustments. The adjusting instrument is a patented and FDA registered device. It is specifically created to deliver gentle and precise chiropractic adjustments to the joints of the spine and extremities to relieve pain and restore function.
The activating instrument produces a controlled force to treat different areas of the body. Impulse adjusting is a new technique developed to provide controlled treatments to the specific areas you’re having trouble with.
Dr. Hummel uses this as an additional or alternative treatment to the manual adjustment. Impulse adjustments are considered high-tech and are very precise and targeted adjustments designed to specifically care for specific areas.