Diversified Chiropractic Technique

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Diversified Technique is the most widely utilized and researched treatment method in chiropractic. Diversified Technique manipulations/adjustments involves a high velocity-low amplitude thrust that most patients of chiropractic are familiar with. Some patients will experience a “pop” resulting from the technique which is a release of gas from the joint resulting from the rapid change of pressure within the joint.

Diversified Chiropractic Technique is performed with the purpose of restoring joint function, decreasing pain and inflammation, and improving overall health by promoting optimal function of the nervous system. The central nervous system is housed within the spine and skull and the peripheral nervous system branches out from the spine to innervate everything in your body. The health of your spine is important for effective transmission of nervous signals to, and from, the rest of your body which is necessary for proper body function.

Diversified Chiropractic Technique can be used to treat a variety of conditions, among them common back and neck pain, herniated discs, radiating pain down the arm or leg, or for overall wellness.

Cox Flexion-Distraction Technique

Flexion Distraction is a widely utilized technique to help relieve pain from disc herniation, ruptured discs, failed back surgery syndromes, leg pain, sciatica, low back pain, facet syndrome, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, sprain/strain, degenerative disc disease, and more.
Flexion-Distraction involves a chiropractic table with a special function that allows the lower half of the table to fall away and swing side to side under the doctor's control. This movement gently distracts (traction) and decompresses the spine in a pain-free range of motion for the following effects:

  • The distraction of the disc allows the nucleus pulposus to assume its central position in the disc.
  • Flexion-Distraction moves the disc away from the nerve, reducing inflammation of the nerve root, and eventually the associated pain and radiation into the leg.
  • Flexion-Distraction can increase the area of the intervertebral foramen (where the nerve exits the spine).
    Flexion-Distraction can restore vertebral joints to their proper physiological functions and it may restore disc height.
  • The distraction and decompression facilitates a process called inbibition which is what is required to bring nutrients and fluid into the disc, like fresh water running through a pond. A stagnant pond scenario would create heat and inflammation.

    Thompson Drop Table Technique analyzes leg length to make determinations as to which joints are effected and need to be adjusted. The adjustive procedure involves the elevation of a segment of the table that is under the joint to be adjusted. The elevated segment is tension controlled so the appropriate force can be applied through the joint as the table drop with the pressure. This helps facilitate the proper motion and physiological function of the joint while decreasing pain and inflammation, and promoting proper nervous function.

Prior to the utilization of any technique, a proper assessment is performed to determine which technique(s) would be most appropriate for the condition. Postural analysis, range of motion, orthopedic testing, motion palpation, muscle palpation, and perhaps x-ray are all included in the list of possible assessment techniques.

The chiropractic techniques and nutrition recommendations we utilize serve to provide the most effective health care path to wellness, in the safest manner necessary.

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Paige Chiropractic and Acupuncture
231 Bonnet Street #3
Manchester, VT 05255
(802) 362-6266