Did you know that one million chiropractic adjustments are performed each day in the U.S. alone?
That’s 35 million Americans adjusted every year. But what if you don’t like the feeling or sound of cracking bones?
Then you might like to try gentle chiropractic techniques. This gentle practice is an effective way to remove the pressure on the nerves and realign segments.
Learn more about gentle chiropractic techniques and see how spinal alignment can help you and your family.
The Drop Technique
This technique involves the use of a chiropractic table to restore movement in spinal segments. It is most often used for pain in the lower back or pelvis.
A chiropractor will apply pressure to a particular area of the spine. As they do, the table will ‘drop’ quickly just a little bit, and you will hear a ‘popping’ sound. This style of adjustment may need to be done a few times to achieve full spinal manipulation.
The goal of gentle spinal mobilization is to treat a range of problems. These include back pain, neck pain, and other musculoskeletal conditions.
Unlike spinal manipulation, which uses sudden force, spinal mobilization is less forceful. The process involves a gentle, low-force thrust motion to activate the joints. It also involves gentle stretching to improve mobility.
Koren Specific Technique (KST)
The KST technique is an innovative method of chiropractic spinal care. KST is a three-step process: challenge, check, and correction.
The last step is often used with the help of an ArthroStim. It is an instrument that targets areas of subluxation, distortions, and stress. The ArthroStim gently vibrates and does not push, bend, twist your body. The adjustment, while gentle, is specific and powerful.
KST also can address deep stress that has affected your health for years. These stresses include mental/emotional and chemical stresses. This method also addresses cranial bones, extremities, and specific postures that cause subluxation.
You will feel the immediate effects of KST, and it is the perfect technique for all ages.
An activator is a small, hand-held device that is applied to the affected area. It delivers a quick, low-force thrust to adjust the spine.
Usually, treatment will start at the lower back and progress up the spine and towards the head.
This method is high-speed and provides a localized force. This style of adjustment means the body does not need to bend or twist.
This style of chiropractic adjustment is associated with the SOT chiropractic technique. However, pelvic blocks can be used with other methods. Wedge-shaped pelvic blocks are placed under your hips. The blocks serve as a type of lever that allows the pelvis to slowly adjust itself without the need for a thrust from a chiropractor.
Pelvic blocks have proven to be highly beneficial in the treatment of herniated discs. But are also effective in preventing headaches and pain in the hips and lower back.
Improve Your Life With Gentle Chiropractic Techniques
You may be asking yourself, are gentle chiropractic techniques right for you?
If you’re looking to reduce pain and avoid any “cracking and popping,” then Koren Specific Technique may be for you. KST uses minimum force with maximum effect. It is specific and gentle.
Here at Dody Chiropractic Center for Wholeness, our core attribute of family wellness is holistic healing. Our mission is to inspire optimal health and wellness by providing quality care for the whole family, from the young in body to the young at heart. That’s why we offer chiropractic, nutrition, and neurofeedback to suit your family’s needs.
Do you live in Littleton, Colorado, and are ready to relieve pain and improve posture? If so, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
With over 20 years in the field, Dr. Dody is a seasoned chiropractor specializing in Functional Nutrition, Neurofeedback, and the Koren Specific Technique (KST). His unique ‘whole person approach’ identifies the root causes of health issues, offering patients not just relief but lasting wellness. Recognized for his expertise, Dr. Dody’s treatments often yield dramatic improvements from the very first visit.