At Mattheson Family Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic techniques we offer in our Dover office.
This technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one probably most familiar to patients. The Diversified adjustment entails a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust that usually results in a cavitation of a joint (quick, shallow thrusts that cause the popping noise often associated with a chiropractic manipulation/adjustment). Its objective is to restore proper movement and alignment of spine and joint dysfunction
This is a variation of the Diversified technique that 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 object of the drop is to distract (open) the joint during the adjustment. The drop pieces assists the thrust, while minimizing the force required for the adjustment. Cavitation of the joint may or may not occur.
This is a specific chiropractic technique that uses mechanical and hands-on adjustment utilizing a special table where the spine is tractioned and flexed forward. This technique is primarily utilized to treat lumbar disc herniations, non-disc spinal disorders, and to increase mobility of spinal joints.
This is a hand-held instrument-based adjustment protocol. It involves having the patient lie in a prone position and comparing the functional leg lengths. Often one leg will seem to be shorter than the other. The chiropractor then carries out a series of muscle tests such as having the patient move their arms in a certain position in order to activate the muscles attached to specific vertebrae. If the leg lengths are not the same, that is taken as a sign that the problem is located at that vertebra.