At Clinger Chiropractic Center we use a number of highly-effective adjusting techniques to help reduce nervous system interference and restore the proper spinal biomechanics. The approach we use will vary from patient to patient as we will determine which technique works best for you. The primary adjusting techniques we use include:
Activator method is a proprietary diagnostic and treatment system based on the belief that differences in leg length indicate the need for spinal adjustments. The technique utilizes a small handheld instrument, called an activator, with a soft rubber tip to deliver a light, circumscribed force to the area deemed in need of treatment.
This technique uses a specific table, called a "drop" table, to assist with the chiropractic adjustment. The table consists of several segments that can be cocked up a fraction of an inch, so when the thrust is delivered, the table drops. The patient will hear the sound of the table “dropping” but will not hear a “popping” noise when the doctor delivers the thrust. Since the drop pieces assist the thrust there is minimum force required for the adjustment making it very comfortable for the patient.
The flexion-distraction technique is commonly used to treat disc injuries involving the low back. A specialized table is used to gently stretch the spine to isolate the problematic area. Flexion-distraction is a common treatment used to help those who are sitting or standing for long periods of time at their place of work.
Chiropractic is only for back and neck, right?!? Wrong! Extremities are very commonly over-looked areas, however, Dr. Lynsi address these areas and is the only certified chiropractic extremity practitioner (C.C.E.P.) in northwest Ohio. Extremity adjusting is a natural, non-invasive alternative to many conditions and injuries, including: carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ/jaw pain, ankle sprains, knee pain, plantar fascitis and many others. Dr. Lynsi will identify what joints of the extremities are locked up, or out of place and then, using her hands she will adjust the effected joint.
This technique detects biomechanical failure in each segment of the spine. The chiropractor will use motion palpation along with leg checks to determine the segment of the spine that needs to be adjusted. The energy delivered during the thrust will sometimes produce a slight “popping” sound. This normal sound is produced due to the shifting of fluids and gases in the joint.