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Chiropractic Care

We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our clinical judgment and years of experience.

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:

This technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one probably most familiar to patients. The Diversified manipulation/adjustment utilizes the doctor’s hands to perform manual adjustments to correct misaligned or subluxated spinal segments or any other joint misalignments (ex. wrist, ankle, etc.). A small, quick thrust is utilized to increase movement in a specific joint and often creates a clicking or popping sound as the joint surfaces separate and improved alignment is achieved. The clicking or popping is caused by decreased pressure inside the joint creating a “bubble of gas” which “clicks or pops” as the adjustment is made.

Diversified adjustments can be the quickest, most efficient way to restore normal mechanics to most dysfunctional joints in the body.

This is a specific chiropractic method and is a variation of the Diversified technique. This technique uses a special table with several segments called drop pieces. These segments can be cocked up a fraction of an inch, so when the thrust is delivered, the table will drop this fraction of an inch. The drop pieces assist the thrust while minimizing the force used for the manipulation/adjustment.

“Activator” is both the name of the technique and the instrument used. The instrument looks rather like a combination syringe and a pogo stick and has a length of about 20 cm. It has a hard rubber foot with a diameter of an index finger along with an adjustable spring tensioner which presets the applied force. When pushed down it delivers a small controlled mechanical shock or “punch” to the specific area it is in contact with. As with most chiropractic adjustments, they are done gently and with as little force as possible.
Activator can be used as a selective method for patients who may not desire manual manipulation/adjustment or where manual manipulation/adjustment may be contraindicated.

Neuromuscular therapy is a massage method that stimulates specific areas of skeletal muscle. The treatment alleviates muscle pain, structural and postural imbalances, and tension. Neuromuscular therapy involves alternating levels of concentrated pressure on the areas where there is muscle spasm. The pressure is usually applied for about ten to thirty seconds by the doctor, who uses his fingers, knuckles, or elbow. This process tends to relax the muscle, which then releases the lactic acid and allows the muscle to start receiving enough blood and oxygen.

Following a session, any resulting soreness should fade within 24 to 36 hours. The goal of Neuromuscular Therapy is to bring about balance between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system.

Craniosacral therapy is used by chiropractors and involves manually applying subtle movement of the spinal and cranial bones, all of which brings the central nervous system into balance. If you suffer from back, neck or shoulder pain, headaches, fibromyalgia or arthritis, or if you think you need emotional healing, craniosacral therapy might be for you.

Craniosacral therapy is widely recommended as a treatment of choice for infants and children. It can be beneficial in healing the effects of numerous types of birth trauma, including Caesareans, vacuum extractions, and the use of drugs in the birth process. It is also effective in resolving colic and infant infections and in treating learning disabilities and behavioral problems.

While many health problems can be traced to the spine, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees other joints of the body can be helped.

Getting Started

Burtis Chiropractic Center uses the subluxation station and its scan technology helps us assess your nervous system by measuring tiny amounts of heat and electrical differences along your spine.

Still have questions? Contact us today so we can answer all your questions.

Chiropractic Care Fairmont MN | (507) 235-5551