Chiropractic Adjustments

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Southwest Spine & Rehab Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments are a natural, drug-free approach to helping patients alleviate pain and gain more mobility. When the spine is properly aligned, the nervous system works correctly and strain on the back and neck is significant reduced.

Chiropractic adjustments are very effective at restoring joint function and mobility, which leads to increased range of motion and reduced pain.

Below are some of the different chiropractic adjustment techniques:

Chiropractic Adjustment Techniques

Diversified Technique

This manual technique uses hands and strength instead of instruments to perform spinal adjustments. The diversified technique is the most popular chiropractic adjustment.

Drop Table

For this technique, the patient lies on a special table that “drops” down about 2 inches as the chiropractor applies a firm thrust. This drop allows for an effective adjustment without requiring all the twisting and bending positions required by some techniques.

Instrument Assisted

We utilize different instruments depending on the adjustment or treatment needed. A tool like the ArthroStim is used by lightly tapping it while holding it in the target area. It is light, comfortable, and safe for all ages, from infants to seniors. Instrument-assisted techniques are often used because adjustments can be completed more quickly compared to by hand. In addition, the body doesn’t resist or tighten as much. This makes the technique both more effective and more comfortable.

In addition to spinal adjustments, instrument-assisted treatments are effective for treating knees, elbows, wrists, and other body joints.

Flexion Distraction

The flexion distraction technique is commonly used to treat symptomatic disc injuries with back pain and leg pain. A special table is used to gently and carefully stretch the spine. This allows the chiropractor to isolate the area and flex the spine with a pumping rhythm. The adjustment is pain-free and even considered comfortable.

Trigger Point Therapy

This technique is effective for treating pain that results from hypersensitive muscles. The chiropractor identifies trigger points by gently putting pressure on the targeted area (known as palpation) and feeling the spot of the underlying muscle. These spots are knots in the muscle tissue made up of lactic acid, which can get trapped in the muscle from emotional, physical, or chemical stress.

Extremity Adjustments

Although mainly recognized as treatments for the back, neck, and spine, there are also chiropractic adjustments performed on the extremities. Dr. Taylor can adjust knees, wrists, hands, shoulders, and even sinuses to treat pain and other ailments associated with these areas.

Call 480-354-2008 or request an appointment to see if there is a drug-free pain management alternative in the form of chiropractic care that can address your pain issue and improve your quality of life.

Low Level Laser Therapy

This non-invasive, fast-acting treatment can reduce pain and swelling and promote healing. The treatment involves infusing the body’s cells with photonic stimuli energy to reduce inflammation, increase cell regeneration, and improve blood flow.


This is a light therapy that is proven to relieve pain, stiffness, circulation problems, and muscle spasms.

Intersegmental Traction

This effective chiropractic therapy is usually applied before the chiropractic adjustment to increase mobility by inducing passive motion into the spine. It helps reestablish normal mobility and function of the spine.

There are many different types of chiropractic adjustments. Based on your unique needs, Dr. Taylor outlines the best adjustment options to help you reach your health and pain management goals.  If you would like to learn more about any of the above techniques or see what the best treatment option for you would be, call 480-354-2008 or contact us via our online form here.