An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Chiropractic care is designed to treat injuries and ailments of the skeletal system without the use of prescription medications or surgery. To achieve those goals, our chiropractors in Calgary offer several types of adjustments and chiropractic techniques, including KST (Korean Specific Technique), Diversified Technique, extremity manipulation, manual and activator adjustments, the Gonstead Technique, Con Flexion Distraction, and Cold Laser Therapy. For information call us today at (403) 243-0111.
Manual and Activator Adjustments With a Chiropractor In Calgary
Our chiropractors in Calgary perform spinal adjustments with either hands or a specially designed medical device called an activator. Both chiropractic techniques involve repositioning the joints to achieve correct alignment, reduce pain, and improve healing and wellness.
Extremity manipulation is used to treat conditions like joint pain, carpel tunnel syndrome, and tennis elbow. It involves adjusting the joints of the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles and feet in order to reduce pain and improve range of motion, and it is just one of the chiropractic techniques that we perform in our Calgary office.
Con Flexion/Distraction is a repetitive type of chiropractic manipulation that involves realigning the spine on a special chiropractic table and utilizing a series of rapid adjustments. It is designed to push the vertebrae back into alignment slowly to treat bulging and compressed discs.
The Korean Specific Technique (KST) is one of the newer forms of chiropractic techniques offered in the chiropractic field. It is designed to heal various illnesses and health problems by allowing our chiropractor in Calgary to examine and treat the whole body.
Our chiropractor starts with a thorough physical examination and notes every joint that needs to be adjusted. From those notes, our chiropractor determines the order of adjustments. One or two joints are aligned per session, which reduces stress on the patient’s body and is typically more comfortable than most other adjustments.
The Diversified Technique is the most commonly performed chiropractic adjustment. It involves our chiropractor in Calgary using short, quick thrusts to realign the spine and neck. It is used to treat pain, stiffness and range of motion loss. During this chiropractic technique, patients are often able to hear cracking, popping and the movement of air within the joints. However, this technique is not uncomfortable or painful.
Gonstead Chiropractic Technique
The Gonstead Chiropractic Technique involves performing manual spinal and extremity adjustments in a certain order to cure a patient’s pain, injury, or ailment and loss of flexibility. Our chiropractors in Calgary determines which vertebrae and joints are out of alignment, then adjust the most severe of the joints. The sessions continue with one or two joints being adjusted at a time until all the joints are in alignment.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy is used to heal and stimulate the deep tissues of the body and make chiropractic adjustments more effective. It uses a low level laser light that is held to the skin between 30 seconds and two minutes.