Over the last decade, chiropractic care has expanded significantly in the United States. After physicians and dentists, chiropractors are now the third largest group of healthcare providers in the nation who treat patients directly. They can address myriad health issues, from muscle and joint pain to headaches, anxiety, and depression.
If you are experiencing adverse symptoms, a specific technique called the KST chiropractic method can target problematic areas. The information below tells you about the KST chiropractic tool. Keep reading to find out if it is something you could benefit from and what to expect when you schedule a session.
What Is the KST Technique?
The KST chiropractic method stands for “Koren Specific Technique.” It gets its name from the chiropractor who invented it, Dr. Tedd Koren, in 2003. It is FDA-approved.
The KST chiropractic technique has gained a reputation for minimally invasive and long-lasting results. The concept involves letting the patient’s body tell the chiropractor where problems exist.
KST allows the chiropractor to identify problem areas and focus on them. This means they can forgo performing adjustments to the entire body. No guessing, just adjusting the priorities of the body.
How Does the KST Technique Work?
The KST chiropractic method involves three steps. The first is identifying areas that need adjusting. Using a nerve reflex, the doctor can find the priority quickly.
The chiropractor begins with the reflex of the occiput of the skull or shoulder blades. Through specific questions, the doctor narrows down the general area where adjustment is needed (for example, “above the waist but below the skull”). They then target the specific area (for instance, “the lower spine”).
The final step involves correcting the problem through alignment. The adjustment uses the ArthroStim, removing nerve pressure by adding energy to a patient’s body. The chiropractor will then repeat the process to find other areas needing adjustment. Then, they check that specific area to confirm the existence of misalignment.
What Are the Benefits of KST Treatment?
Since the KST technique is so targeted, it is gentler on the body. This adjusting technique is ideal for young children, including babies, older people, or anyone with weakened joints or bones.
KST allows the chiropractor to perform the assessment while the patient is in almost any position. This means you can lie down, stand, or be seated. Having gravity working on the spine while assessing or adjusting help, and it is easier for patients who cannot stand or sit in certain positions.
Another advantage of KST is that it offers immediate relief since there is no “trial and error.” The method identifies the problematic joint and allows the chiropractor to focus energy on it. KST creates longer-lasting results than you could otherwise gain through standard adjustments.
A final advantage of KST is that it is very efficient. The whole visit will only take a few minutes for the assessment and adjustment. It is nice for those with a busy life, which seems to be everyone.
Schedule KST Chiropractic Care Today
Now that you understand how KST chiropractic adjustment works, you can determine if it is suitable for addressing your health issues. It is a fantastic tool for targeting problem areas and getting fast, lasting relief.
At the Dody Chiropractic Center for Wholeness, we are dedicated to helping you with your nutritional, neurofeedback, and chiropractic needs. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff will work with you so that you can achieve your health goals. Reach out to us today to learn more about our services or 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.