All You Need to Know About Chiropractic

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Every medicine, medical procedure or surgery has a common goal for patients – to feel better and resume normal function.  Often times we don’t understand why the medical professionals caring for us chooses one strategy to wellness over another.  Whether you suffer from chronic pain or a recent injury, chiropractic care can help.  

Dr. Rob Fast, owner of the Back Pain Clinic Belleville has nearly 16 years experience and training in sports injuries,  rehabilitation, and therapeutic taping. Upon your first appointment, Dr. Fast takes extra time discussing your issues and evaluating your health and wellness.  As you continue your course of treatment, you may receive spinal manipulation to relieve your symptoms. 

Here is a quick overview to better understand how chiropractic techniques can alleviate your pain and put you back on track to wellness:

Logan Basic Technique (developed at Logan School of Chiropractic in St. Louis) is a system of body mechanics with special emphasis on pelvic and spinal distortions and the subluxations that affect spinal structures. Logan Basic Technique is a light force, full-spine adjusting procedure highlighting the correction of spinal and pelvic pathobiomechanics. 

Diversified Technique may be the most commonly utilized technique in the chiropractic profession.  Like many chiropractic and osteopathic manipulative techniques, Diversified is characterized by a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust. Diversified is considered the most generic chiropractic manipulative technique and is differentiated from other techniques in that its objective is to restore proper movement and alignment of spine and joint dysfunction. 

The Gonstead Technique is a chiropractic method developed by Clarence Gonstead in the 1940s. The technique focuses on hands on adjustment and has been credited with expanding standard Diversified technique by implementing additional instrumentation including X-rays, Gonstead Radiographic Parallel, a measuring device, and the development of Nervo-Scope. 

Activator Method uses a small, hand-held instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver a gentle impulse force to the spine with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint.  There are two theoretical advantages of an Activator instrument-assisted treatment. The first is based on the speed of the device. The instrument is so quick that the body’s muscles are less likely to tense in response, and resist the treatment. The lack of muscle resistance may facilitate the treatment effectiveness. The second is that the applied force is localized and does not add any additional torque or bending movement to the joint.

Knowing how chiropractic techniques work can help you feel empowered when choosing the proper medical intervention for you. Call the Back Pain Clinic Belleville today – 618-234-5200