If you’re suffering from back pain, neck pain, spinal problems or other joint problems, we may use the diversified technique as part of your treatment. The diversified technique is the most commonly used chiropractic treatment; it involves the manipulation and adjustment of the spinal column, neck and other joints. It is called Diversified because it is a combination of the best techniques from other methods of manipulation. Diversified technique involves the use of a low amplitude thrust to adjust the spine and correct any joint dysfunction, and it continues to be one of the most effective treatments for patients of all ages and health histories.
Key Characteristics of the Diversified Technique
The diversified technique is applied very quickly and usually results in a “popping” sound as the spine and joints are pushed back into alignment. It is one of the most widely used forms of manipulation in the chiropractic field, and consists solely of manual adjustments – no tools or devices are used to perform the adjustment.
The diversified technique is unique because it uses only a small thrust movement on a specific joint. This results in a clicking sound caused by the surface of the joint separating and releasing tiny trapped gas bubbles that exist in the bodily fluids that surround the joint. This is a completely natural effect, and is the result of decreased pressure inside the joint which creates a gas bubble. When this bubble releases, the joint makes a noticeable clicking or popping sound.
Benefits of the Diversified Technique
The diversified technique is one of the most efficient and effective ways to move a joint that is out of place or not moving properly, back into its proper position and movement pattern. Chiropractic treatments offer a natural alternative to surgery and can effectively help manage pain and reduce the painful effects of an injury. Diversified technique is the technique that is most commonly used on professional and amateur athletes, and has been shown to enhance their athletic performance.
Trigger Point Therapy: Myofascial Release: Accupressure
Trigger Point Therapy (TPT) is used to treat extremely painful areas of muscle. Normal muscle contracts and relaxes when it is active. A trigger point is a knot or tight, ropy band of muscle that forms when muscle fails to relax. The knot often can be felt under the skin and may twitch involuntarily when touched (called a jump sign).
The trigger point can trap or irritate surrounding nerves and cause referred pain – pain felt in another part of the body. Scar tissue, loss of range of motion, and weakness may develop over time.
TPT is used to alleviate myofascial pain syndrome (chronic pain involving tissue that surrounds muscle) that does not respond to other treatment, Many muscle groups, especially those in the shoulders, neck, arms, lower back, arms ansd legs are treated by this method. TPT also can be used to treat Fibromyalgia and tension headaches.
Flexion Distraction is a gentle, chiropractic treatment procedure utilized for back and neck pain. Flexion-Distraction is a safe alternative to back surgery for those 95% of patients whose conditions do not demand surgical intervention. The doctor is in control of the treatment movements at all times.
Flexion Distraction is Utilized for Many Conditions Such As:
• Failed Back surgical Syndromes
• Disc Herniation/Ruptured Disc / Bulging Disc / Herniated Disc
• Sciatica / Leg pain
• Whiplash Injuries
• Arm Pain
• Neck Pain
• Failed course of Steroid Injections
• Chemical Radiculitis
• Transitional segment
• And Many more conditions….
How Does Flexion Distraction Work?
For Disc related conditions:
1. Increases the intervertebral disc height to remove annular tension on the annular fibers and nerve by making more room and improving circulation.
2. Allows the nucleus pulposus, the center of the disc, to assume its central position within the annular fibers and relieves irritation of the spinal nerve.
3. Restores vertebral joints to their physiological relationships of motion.
4. Improves posture and locomotion while relieving pain, improving body functions, and creating a state of well-being.