Although standard chiropractic adjustments (or spinal manipulations) are considered to be the central type of treatment in chiropractic care, the tools and methods being used by today’s chiropractors have greatly evolved. This has allowed chiropractors to offer patients with advanced treatment protocols that allow thousands of people to avoid surgery and benefit greatly from the latest technologies and techniques of treatment.
To shed light on some of these new technologies, the following are the five latest advancements in chiropractic care.
Spinal Decompression Systems
This is a very important technique that is slowly getting incorporated in chiropractic care. This technique is also known as the non surgical decompression and simply involves the stretching and relaxation of the spine, using special traction tables.
Chiropractors have used spinal depression for many years. However, its older form involved the application of a steady force on a patient’s body with the aim of unloading the joints and muscles using an “inversion table”.
Today, the practice has evolved whereby a new form of traction is used. This modern form is computerized such that it uses technology to regulate the traction pull on the patient’s spine and to avoid unwanted muscular contraction responses. The improved traction tables are also more effective, relaxing and can be easily adjusted to a patient’s needs.
Berkeley, CA chiropractor, Dr. Mik Hamilton of Hamilton Chiropractic uses the disc decompression technology known as the ReHab Spinal System. This spinal disc decompression system has become a core aspect to his treatment programs as it facilitates lasting and sustainable changes in his patients.
This is a technological approach to chiropractic care that allows chiropractors to establish an accurate representation of patients’ conditions thereby enabling him/her establish an effective treatment.
The technique involves the use of a patented device that is equipped with many applications that can support and help with perfect accuracy the work of a chiropractor. It gives chiropractors a way to perfectly understand and cherish the human body.
These are instruments that involve the use of technology to adjust the spine and manipulate the cervical spine. Spinal adjustment is usually a very complex technique whose main aim is to enhance and restore normal joint function through solving joint inflammation and reducing pain.
Although manual techniques have been in use for many years, the latest technologies allow chiropractors to effectively measure spinal motion through the application of a tap over injured vertebral segments of the patient’s spine. The chiropractors at Bly-Hillman Chiropractic use the Pulstar ProAdjuster with great success.
The Pulstar ProAdjuster machine is a computerized sensor used in spine adjustment. It can register information for an accurate and precise diagnostic of the fluidity and rigidity of each vertebra. This complex technology can help chiropractors to adequately determine the functioning of the body and safe treatment.
The k-laser is a form of cold laser therapy that is slowly becoming an effective treatment and a great addition to chiropractic care. It is a minimally-invasive procedure that is proving to be a great asset to chiropractors as it has been scientifically proven to be safe, efficient and painless in the treatment of different injuries, arthritis and other chronic pains.
K-laser involves the application of infrared and red light to repair tissues and stimulate body cells. The technique is safe as it has no known side effects. It offers quick results helping patients to get out of pain almost instantly with no drugs involved.
The Pettibon System
The Pettibon System is a unique rehabilitation approach for the spine’s soft and hard tissues. It uses special X-rays for diagnosis, assessing all progress and for proofing the effectiveness of treatment. It tests the patient’s ability to respond to chiropractic care and trains patients in chiropractic home-care for faster correction.
The Pettibon System uses specially developed exercises and weights that acknowledge that long term spinal correction is directly related to the strengthening of all targeted muscles.