-Manual adjusting- This technique is the most aggressive, yet misunderstood part of chiropractic. A small impulse is sent through the joints from the chiropractor’s hands. Neither the patient nor the chiropractor should move more than a few centimeters during this procedure, and the force is extremely minimal. The patient may get a rush of endorphins, which usually causes an extremely relaxed feeling afterward. We understand some people are tentative, so there are other methods available.
-Flexion/distraction technique- One of the least invasive and extremely effective treatments used in clinics, with the appropriate equipment, around the world is this one. It has been proven to reduce disc herniation and bulging, while alleviating radiating pain into the legs long term, better than any conventional medicine out there- including painkillers! The table is simply lowered to a specific angle, as to take pressure off of the discs and allow absorption of water and vital nutrients to the area, while the chiropractor stabilizes the spine by placing a hand on your back. This procedure can also improve disc height to prevent degeneration of the damaged area in the future.
-Activator- The activator is a small device that sends a quick impulse into a joint that is lacking motion. It has the same affect on the body as manual adjusting, but requires no movement on the part of the patient. The device is placed on the spine, a small force is delivered with a click, and the patient feels only a slight push.
-Mobilization- For many people in acute pain, this treatment is ideal. The body’s joints (spinal and extremity) are simply taken passively through normal motions to induce movement to the affected area. For this, the patient should be extremely relaxed and the Doctor does all of the work.
-Modalities- As well as in physical therapy, chiropractors use electric stimulation modalities to reduce muscle tension by sending a “massaging” signal into the muscle and telling the nerve to relax, while interfering with the sensation of pain. In different ways, these signals can also reduce swelling and improve muscle strength. This is used only in conjunction with another form of treatment/s above.
-Nutrition- Along with your adjustments, you may also be given advice on certain supplements or nutritive foods that apply specifically to you and may contribute to your condition such as arthritis, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, insomnia, tinnitus, obesity, inflammatory disorders and many others. We believe in treating your whole body and the underlying problems, not just the pain.
*Please convey questions or concerns to Dr. Azmon before receiving any therapy that you are uncomfortable with or worried about. We have always found something to make everyone happy and achieve our goals at the same time.