A Breakthrough in Treatment – No twisting or turning of the neck or back!
Imagine thirty or forty years ago, if we told you that dentistry would be painless, that doctors would use fiber optic cameras and robotics to perform surgeries, that brain surgery for tumors could be done with a laser, that fetuses could be operated on within the uterus, you would not have believed us. By the same token, would you believe us if we told you that Chiropractic treatments could be done comfortably, while you were sitting in an upright position without any turning or sudden movements?
Advances in computers and engineering technologies have been able to uniquely blend with Chiropractic in order to both analyze and treat the human body in such a way that was never before realized. Humans are consistently asking their bodies to perform at higher levels. Now we have the techniques and the technology to match the demand placed on the spine and nervous system.
How does this technology work?
To better understand, let’s examine the idea of palpation. When a Chiropractor palpates your spine, they are checking for joint fluidity, motion, and/or rigidity. In a similar fashion to palpation, the instrument can determine whether the vertebra’s motion is too rigid or too fluid. The spine should not be too rigid (hypo-mobile). However, instead of utilizing the doctor’s judgment as to what areas are hyper-mobile or hypo-mobile, the computer measures precise levels of motion. Therefore, the doctor can isolate a problem area faster and more accurately than manual procedures.
A light force is introduced into the vertebra to check motion, it is reflected back to the piezoelectric sensor, which measures the reflective force, sending it to the computer for interpretation, all before the muscle can respond in its normal way. This is the same technology and same type of instrument that NASA engineers have used in the space program in order to evaluate the integrity of the ceramic cooling tiles on the outside of the space shuttle. The aviation industry, as well as civil engineers have used this technology in order to test metal fatigue in aircraft and bridge spans. Chiropractors are now able to use this highly sophisticated technology applied to the human body in order to determine proper function and motion.
How can anything so gentle and comfortable change my spine?
The instrument manipulates utilizing a precise oscillating force with uninterrupted motion. It is able to increase the mobility of the spinal segments by reducing fixation and enabling motion in the abnormal areas. In other words, the instrument is “unsticking” and realigning the joint. Have you ever seen a woodpecker tapping in an oscillating fashion on a tree? It is hard to believe, but you can watch them bore right through the hardest wood! The adjusting instrument taps in much the same way but uses soft tips that are comfortable to the human body.