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Chiropractic Care & Our Techniques

Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases.”Hippocrates

In order to truly understand what chiropractic does, it will help if you understand how your nervous system works.

It all starts with your brain…your personal “supercomputer” that controls everything in the body. The nervous system is the network that sends and communicates messages from the brain to the spinal cord, then through a network of nerves to every organ, tissue and cell inside of you. When this communication is working correctly, you experience a state of optimal health and well-being. When it is interfered with, this causes dysfunction leading to dis-ease and symptoms. Misalignments of spinal column vertebra (vertebral subluxations) can easily irritate these nerves and wreak havoc on your health, along with causing chronic pain and early or accelerated degenerative damage.

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:


After identifying which vertebrae have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is applied to free up “stuck” spinal joints. read more»


Thompson Terminal Point technique is a system of analysis and a special table that reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine. read more»

Activator Methods®

This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust. read more»

Manipulation Under Anesthesia

Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) is a technique that originated in the 1930’s where patients are placed in “twilight” sedation so that the spine can be adjusted and the soft tissue stretched when the patient is in a more relaxed state… read more»

Cox Flexion-Distraction

We use a special table so we can traction your spine, opening up the spacing between spinal vertebrae and relieving pressure to spinal. read more»


This handheld instrument delivers a carefully measured and directed thrust that is many times faster than is possible by hand, so less force needed. read more»

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let us know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.

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