Techniques in Cedar Park TX

Chiropractic Cedar Park TX Techniques

We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches in Cedar Park to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our judgment and years of experience.

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:


Diversified

After identifying which vertebrae have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is applied to free up “stuck” spinal joints. read more about Diversified»

At Elite Chiropractic, we use an adjusting style commonly referred to as “Diversified.” First, an analysis of your spine is performed. This can initially involve a case history and X-ray pictures of your spine.

Subsequent visits may include motion palpation, with the chiropractor feeling the spinal joints move as you turn and bend. Or, a leg check may be performed, to uncover an imbalance in the neck or lower spine.

With the malposition of one or more spinal bones identified, a specific manual thrust is administered. The direction, speed, depth and angle that are used is the result of years of experience, practice and a thorough understanding of spinal mechanics.

The energy delivered during the thrust may produce a slight “popping” sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. This sound may be interesting, but is not a guide as to the value or effectiveness of the adjustment.

While improving spinal biomechanics can reduce nervous system interferences, virtually all joints of the body can be adjusted to help restore proper range of motion.

Thompson

Thompson Terminal Point technique is a system of analysis and a special table that reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine. read more about Thompson»

The Thompson Technique, developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson, has evolved into a system of analysis and a way of adjusting the full spine. The combination produces precise adjustments and high levels of patient comfort.

A System of Analysis

Early chiropractors noticed that subluxations would produce the appearance of a short, or contracted leg. Using a protocol of comparing leg lengths while the patient turned their head, helped determine whether the subluxation was in the upper, middle or lower back.

Terminal Point Table

What patients often notice first is our segmental “drop” table. After stepping onto the platform, the table gently lowers you into a horizontal position. This helps preserve any leg length inequality.

Individual cushions or “drop pieces” located along our table surface support each area of your spine until the thrust is delivered. Then, each drop piece gently gives way, reducing the amount of energy needed to move a specific spinal segment.

Popular and Patented

So unique is this approach, Dr. Thompson was granted a patent in 1955. Since then, because of its precision and patient results, it is a technique used around the world.

Pettibon

Your biggest enemy is gravity. We’ll evaluate how your spine has adapted and take pictures throughout your care to document your progress. read more about Petttibon»

Created and named after its developer, Dr. Burl Pettibon, this analytical approach to chiropractic is based on one of the most relentless forces we encounter: gravity.

High Level of Accountability

We start with a complete radiographic analysis of your spine. This gives us a clear picture of how your spine has adapted to the stress of gravity. (We’ll compare these initial views with what we see later as your care progresses.)

Turns out that sitting puts more stress on your spine than standing. So we always take your X-rays… seated. And we take them the same way each time. This way we can accurately compare how your body is adapting to our care without the influence of uneven leg lengths.

Three Types of Care

The first phase of care lasts two to three weeks. Since most people begin chiropractic care with an ache or pain, we start there. During this acute stage, we’ll show you specific home care procedures to accelerate your results.

The second stage of care is designed for those who want more lasting correction. This often takes up to three visits a week for three months or longer, depending upon the damage to your spine. This, combined with the at-home procedures, can produce extraordinary results.

The third stage of care is designed to maintain and enhance your postural correction, muscle strength and endurance. At this stage, visit frequency can usually be reduced.

A True Partnership

The truth is, we can’t “fix” you if you’re not willing to participate. Those who are truly interested in the lasting correction that is possible and do their homework, seem to get the best results. Simple as that.

Cox Flexion-Distraction

We use a special table so we can traction your spine, opening up the spacing between spinal vertebrae and relieving pressure to spinal. read more about Cox Flexion-Distraction»

This is a gentle, non-force adjusting approach. The thing that most patients notice first is our special table. The movements of this table help traction the spine, opening up compressed spinal discs and reducing pressure on facet joints of the spine.

Named after its developer, Dr. James Cox, this highly-effective technique combines osteopathic principles with the specific, highly-directed approach used in chiropractic. The combination offers a conservative resolution of low back and leg pain that often averts the need for surgery.

The Cox Flexion-Distraction technique we use gives us the ability to place spinal joints in a more normal motion and position without pain or aggravating your condition.

By lying on the table, neutralizing the effects of gravity, we’re able to gently separate spinal joints and move them through a more normal range of motion. Patients find this surprisingly pleasant. We find it powerfully effective.

ArthroStim

This hand-held instrument applies a series of highly controlled “taps” to misaligned vertebral segments, avoiding the twisting, turning or “cracking” of spinal joints. read more about ArthroStim»

The ArthroStim™

The ArthroStim® activates proprioceptors and mechanoreceptors without recruiting nocioceptors. In other words, it feels good and works great!

We use the ArthroStim™ adjusting instrument.

Instead of the traditional thrust by hand, this handheld instrument introduces the precise energy needed for optimum correction. Our patients appreciate that we can avoid the twisting, turning or “cracking” of joints.

Pleasant Tapping

Instead of a single thrust, the ArthroStim™ delivers a series of “taps.” In fact, 12 taps per second. (Also known as the low beta somatomotor rhythm.) This is so quick, we avoid the all too common reaction of tensing up to “guard” the area being adjusted. (One more reason why we see such great results.)

Variety of Positions

Some types of problems seem to resolve better when the adjustment is delivered while seated or standing, such as a car accident injuries. Naturally, the ArthroStim™ permits this type of flexibility.

It’s also helpful when attending to extremity joints, such TMJ problems, shoulders, knees and other areas where precision is important.

Patient Benefits

We have chosen this approach because of the great results it produces and the chorus of countless delighted patients who sing its praises:

  • Quick and often dramatic results
  • Comfortable and noninvasive
  • Low force and highly precise
  • Ideal for seniors and infants
  • Appreciated by those with arthritis

Most people report a feeling of ease, relaxation and sense of well-being as their spinal structure improves and subluxation patterns improve.

Spinal Decompression

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Elite Chiropractic

12233 Ranch Road N 620 #107
Austin, TX 78750

(512) 331-9999