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.
The Activator Methods Technique
The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a gentle, low-force approach to chiropractic care that is the world’s most widely used instrument adjustment chiropractic technique. The Activator method of adjustment is different from traditional chiropractic care. The specially designed instrument delivers a precise, low-force thrust that is gentle enough for even young children and seniors. Our chiropractors have completed specialized training in the use of the Activator Methods for the conservative management of pain, injury treatment and recovery, and whole body health. We recommend the Activator Method for relieving low back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain caused by a pinched nerve, as well as other chronic pain conditions.
Relieving Pinched Nerve Pain in Calgary
The Activator Method uses a spring-loaded instrument known as the “activator adjusting” instrument to bring correct alignment back to the spine. When the spine is out of alignment, the body is at risk for injury and pain. Misalignment or dysfunction in a joint interferes with the body’s nervous system. By restoring correct alignment back to the spine, our chiropractor alleviates nerve compression and reduces nerve dysfunction for drug-free pain management.
The Activator adjusting instrument applies a consistent, low-force thrust at a high speed to the subluxation area being treated. When compared with hands-on adjustments, the force of the thrust applied with the Activator adjusting instrument, is lighter, but much quicker than any adjustment or manipulation that could be delivered by hand. This means that the force is delivered before the body has a chance to tense up any muscles to resist the adjustment. Consequently, the faster delivery means that a lower force is necessary and is therefore a more gentle adjustment alternative. Developed specifically to deliver a safe and gentle adjustment to patients, the Activator Methods is safe for use with patients of all ages, including children and seniors.
The Activator Instrument has been studied extensively with results published in hundreds of peer-reviewed research papers. It is now considered to be the world’s most widely used chiropractic adjustment technique. It is the only instrument adjusting technique with a record of success supported by clinical trials.
Get Treatment in Calgary AB
At Bankers Hall Chiropractic, our Calgary chiropractic care team has had significant success treating patients with the Activator Adjustment technique. This includes individuals struggling with pain due to a pinched nerve or herniated disc. For these patients, as long as the spine remains out of alignment, the pain will persist. By restoring correct alignment to the spine, our Calgary chiropractor is able to relieve nerve compression for drug-free pain management.
Our Alberta chiropractors understand that every patient experiences pain differently. That’s why our approach to care is fully personalized to meet each patient’s unique pain relief and injury recovery needs. In addition to Activator Instrument adjustments, our chiropractor may also recommend complementary treatment such as Active Release Therapy, Diversified Adjustment technique, and shockwave therapy for enhanced pain relief.
Are you a good candidate for Activator Adjustments treatment? For more information, contact our Calgary chiropractors today at (403) 243-0111.