This technique is one of the most common chiropractic techniques. Diversified technique involves the application of “a short, quick thrust with the doctor’s hands over restricted joints with the goal of restoring normal range of motion in the joint.” Diversified technique is a more manual type of spinal adjustment that often involves hearing an audible “popping” sound when performed. This is a very effective technique for a variety of patients and can be modified to patient needs by altering force application and positioning.
Thompson Drop Technique
This technique is another commonly performed chiropractic technique. Thompson Drop comprises of a special table with several segments in it known as drop pieces. These table segments can be lifted up a fraction of an inch, so that upon delivering the thrust, the table drops. This table helps in enhancing the motion of the area or segment which is to be adjusted, usually the neck, low back and pelvic area. These drop pieces aid in the thrust thus minimizing the force/pressure required for the adjustment. This “light force” application is one of the benefits of this technique. This technique usually entails the patient lying face down and rarely do patients hear an audible “popping” sound when the adjustment is performed.
Flexion Distraction Technique
Flexion distraction is a chiropractic technique used to treat conditions having to do with the neck and lower back, in particular conditions involving disc injuries or spinal stenosis/arthritis. Flexion distraction involves using a special table that distracts and flexes the back in a gentle motion to cause the spine to move correctly and allow movement of water, oxygen, and nutrients into the discs to keep them healthy. The special treatment table moves in a smooth rhythmic fashion, allowing the chiropractor to gently stretch and bend the back in different directions while they add pressure to various parts of the spine. The painless non-invasive procedure helps widen the spinal canal, allowing motion to return to the spinal joints. During the therapy, movements are usually slow, without any jerking or excessive pressure; therefore, patients are not subjected to increased pain or discomfort.
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment typically involving diversified and Thompson Drop techniques, designed for pregnant women. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of pelvic imbalance during pregnancy. In pregnancy, pelvic imbalance may affect the mother’s comfort and the baby’s imbalance. During birth, pelvic imbalance can affect labor progression, leading to unnecessary intervention. Pelvic imbalance adversely affects uterine nerve function, the structure of the pelvis, and may hinder a baby’s ability to gain optimal positioning. These are the very causes of dystocia or difficult, stalled labor. The Webster Technique helps achieve a state of balance in the pelvis that may contribute to a safer, easier birth outcome. Dr. Mandy is the only Webster Technique certified chiropractor in Navarre, Florida! Call today to schedule your consultation! (850) 939-2200