Different Methods of Neck Adjustments

Neck adjustments are often the number 1 thing patients are nervous about when seeing a Chiropractor for the first time. In my next series of videos I want to shine a little light on why neck adjustments are important for overall health as well as different methods I can use, depending on the comfort level of my patient, to adjust the neck.

First let’s talk about the benefits of realigning the neck:

  • Relieve neck pain
  • Decrease headaches
  • Increase range of motion
  • Relieve stress
  • Improve mood
  • Improve posture
  • Improve sleep

These really are just a few of the more common benefits patients experience after receiving a neck adjustment. If you’re having an issue that you think this kind of adjustment can help, always feel free to ask.

I have three different methods I use for adjusting the neck based on patient comfort level, specific issues you have been experiencing and history.

  1. The Activator. This is a hand held instrument used to adjust the spine. It is a gentle and very precise way of adjusting the spine as well as the extremities.
  2. The Drop Table. The drop table is a special table that has certain areas that drop down. I have the patient lay on the table then apply a quick thrust which forces the table to drop down. Though the table often makes a loud noise, this is another gentle way of releasing the pressure in the neck.
  3. Manual Adjustment. This is probably the method most think of when they think of a neck adjustment. I can do this with the patient laying down or sitting up. This method entails a high velocity, low amplitude thrust that usually results in a cavitation of the joint.

Each of these three methods are extremely effective in maintaining proper alignment and healing symptoms you might be experiencing. Stay tuned, I will be posting videos of the three different types of neck adjustments to give you a better idea what to expect.

If you have any questions at all leave a comment below or call the office at 515-967-3007.

-Dr. Dawson