At New Beginnings Health Care, we use a variety of techniques. Dr Cynthia Westbrook is Advanced Proficiency Rated in the Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique. Dr. Richard Westbrook primarily uses the Diversified Technique also known as the Palmer Method.
First, an analysis of your spine is performed. This involves a history and physical exam. The exam includes a Thermography and Electromyography scan that helps locate areas of nerve interference. In some cases, an X-ray or MRI will be recommended.
Subsequent visits usually include motion palpation, leg length analysis, soft-tissue analysis and other orthopedic tests.
After the spinal subluxation (misalignment) is identified, a highly-specific manual thrust is delivered. 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 adjustment may produce a slight “popping” sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. This sound may be interesting, but has no relevance to the quality or effectiveness of the adjustment. Making a noise is simple, knowing where, when, what and why to adjust is why Chiropractors are the most qualified to adjust the spine.
While improving spinal biomechanics can reduce nervous system interference, virtually all joints of the body can be adjusted to maximize functon and decrease pain.