Chiropractic Adjustments

Types of Chiropractic Adjustments and What They Treat

Chiropractic care is a leading alternative medicine option since it is a natural and drug-free way to address musculoskeletal pain and enhance mobility. At Kabel Chiropractic in Highlands Ranch, CO, we offer a variety of treatments that can help alleviate your pain.  Let’s take a look at some of the types of chiropractic adjustments that we offer:


Thompson Drop-Table Technique 

This chiropractic technique uses a specially crafted table with padded platforms and features drop mechanisms. These drop mechanisms let the patients get dropped by a fraction of an inch as our chiropractor applies quick thrusts to their spinal column. The dropping motion resembles light vibration and is gentle and comfortable for patients. The Thompson Drop-Table technique is used for the following: 

  • Correcting neck curvature
  • Pediatric adjustments
  • Pregnancy adjustments
  • Chronic neck pain

The Gonstead Adjustment

This chiropractic therapy is performed when the patient is either sitting or lying on their side. It involves the applying gentle thrusts to the extremities of the spine’s vertebral segments using a small spring-loaded device. This therapy is effective for the following:

  • Adjusting the nervous system
  • Relieving chronic back pain
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Correcting hip and pelvic misalignments

The Diversified Technique

The diversified technique is a common chiropractic treatment. Our chiropractor will use their hands to apply precise thrusts to the spine. This technique can be used for the following:

  • Repairing joint dysfunction
  • Correcting misaligned joints and bones
  • Restoring spinal alignment
  • Increasing range of motion in joints
  • Assisting with proper movement

Spinal Manipulation and Spinal Mobilization

This chiropractic adjustment is also known as manual therapy. The adjustments for this technique are performed when the patient is lying on their back. The methods resemble those of the diversified technique above, except they are gentler and include some stretching. Spinal mobilization helps with the following:

  • Relieving joint pressure and inflammation
  • Enhancing nerve function

Flexion Distraction

Flexion Distraction utilizes a specially crafted table to flex and distract the spine in a soft rhythmic motion. The adjustments are pain-free and the technique is often recommended for patients who might be highly sensitive to other chiropractic adjustments or have recent injuries. Flexion distraction helps with the following: 

  • Relieving sciatica
  • Increasing disc and joint motion
  • Eliminating pinched nerves
  • Treating herniated discs

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression involves the patient lying on their back on a specially crafted table that carefully stretches their spine. This chiro treatment is effective in:

  • Enhancing healthy fluid and oxygen flow into the spinal discs
  • Treating lower back pain caused by slipped, degenerated, herniated, or bulging discs

Contact us about Chiropractic Care Today

At Kabel Chiropractic in Highlands Ranch, CO, we have many years of experience treating musculoskeletal complications. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of chiropractic adjustments and to schedule an appointment.

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