Our Chiropractic Techniques
No matter what caused your need for spinal adjustment, we are here to help. We use a number of highly-effective adjusting techniques, all of which are uniquely catered and personalized to your needs. We do not take lightly the decision to determine your proper treatment. This decision is based on our judgment, years of experience, and your exam findings.
Corrective Care Technique
CBP Corrective Care is the most evidence-based, researched method of spinal correction within our profession.
The top orthopedic research journals are showing a direct correlation between poor posture and back and neck pain. Our office specifically addresses these problems. We utilize a postural corrective technique called Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP). This technique is proven to be extremely effective in restoring proper biomechanical functional, improving posture, restoring the normal curve, and reducing and eliminating neck and back pain.
The general premise of this technique is much like going to the Orthodontist for correction of your teeth. When going to the Orthodontist, the goal is to make your teeth straight. We use spinal traction combined with mirror image adjusting protocols to straighten out your spine. When your spine is in the correct position, this alleviates the neck and back pain you have experienced.
This type of care is not a PATCH. Following your treatment plan, we take post x-rays to show how your spine has changed.
CBP focuses on three main things
1. Adjustment – These help restore segmental integrity of the spine, decrease abnormal weight distribution, and avoid spinal degeneration.
2. Traction – Delivers a constant force to help RETRAIN and REMODEL the spine to counter the effects of long-standing postural distortions.
3. Exercises – -Specifically designed for each patient’s particular spinal needs. These are used to strengthen weaker areas of the spine and create long lasting stability.
Gonstead Chiropractic technique
Trusted and Specific Results
The Gonstead Chiropractic adjustment is essentially a two part process of analyzing and adjusting. The essence of this two part process is Spinal Analysis, followed by an adjustment.
This system of analysis uses the following tools:
• Static Palpation
• Motion Palpation
• X-ray analysis
The Gonstead difference: This style of adjustment involves a close attention to detail. The objective being to isolate the specific joint in question. The Gonstead adjustment involves little to no rotation or twisting, making this an extremely safe, comfortable, and effective adjustment.
Diversified Chiropractic Adjustment Method
At Creekside Chiropractic, we use an adjusting technique frequently referred to as “Diversified Chiropractic Adjustment Method.” Also, known as the traditional Chiropractic adjustment.
The traditional chiropractic adjustments are proven effective in alleviating pain and discomfort. The main goal in Diversified Chiropractic Adjustment Method adjusting is to find a bone that is stuck in a poor and unhealthy position. When a spinal segment becomes stuck, degeneration (Arthritis) begins to occur. This is the main reason so many people begin to feel pain in their neck, back, and other parts of their body following an injury. Diversified Chiropractic Adjustment Method Chiropractic adjustments are painless and performed with minimal force.
What is the Activator Method approach?
We use one of the most popular “low force” chiropractic techniques in the world. The activator method chiropractic technique involves having the patient lie in a face down position and compare the functional leg lengths. A progression of muscle tests are implemented, such as having the patient move their arms in a certain position, activating the muscles attached to specific vertebrae. If the leg lengths change, that is taken as a sign that the problem is located at that vertebra. The chiropractor treats problems found in this way moving progressively along the spine in the direction from the feet towards the head. This is an excellent technique for those afraid of traditional adjusting or the “popping sound” of an adjustment.
The Activator Methods® Adjusting Instrument is a handheld spring-loaded tool that delivers a consistent low-force, high-speed thrust.
Because it’s many times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective. It’s also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees and other joints of the body.