Chiropractic care is a holistic approach to healthcare that focuses on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system, emphasizing the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Having proper alignment of the spine allows for optimal nervous system function, which, in turn, supports the body’s natural healing processes.
Beyond addressing back and neck pain, chiropractic care is sought for various conditions, including headaches, joint pain, and overall preventive care.
What to Expect
First, will begin by asking about your medical history, including any current health concerns and past injuries. A physical examination will be conducted, which may involve posture analysis, range of motion tests, x-rays and other orthopedic assessments.
Subsequent visits may include motion palpation, with the chiropractor feeling the spinal joints move as you turn and bend.
The energy delivered during the chiropractic adjustment may produce a slight “popping” sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. There’s no need to worry or be frightened about this–in fact, most patients find adjustments relaxing and relieving!
Techniques used at Almaden Family Chiropractic
Motion palpation is commonly used at Almaden Family Chiropractic. Motion palpation involves the hands-on examination of joint motion to identify areas of restricted movement, abnormal joint function, or other abnormalities. During motion palpation, we move the joints through various ranges of motion, assessing for any irregularities, stiffness, or areas where movement is restricted. This process helps identify joint dysfunction, vertebral subluxations, or misalignments, which contribute to a variety of health issues.
Diversified chiropractic adjustment technique that involves a hands-on approach to spinal and joint manipulation. Chiropractors using the diversified technique typically employ a variety of manual adjustment methods to address musculoskeletal issues.
Gonstead Technique is known for its specificity and precision, with the goal of providing effective and targeted adjustments to improve spinal function and overall health. We use x-rays to provide a detailed visualization of the spine and help identify misalignments and other issues
Activator is a low force chiropractic technique. We use a handheld spring loaded device that provides a gentle adjustment. This technique can be used on all ages, pediatric patients love it!
The Thompson Technique is another low force technique that uses a specialized drop table to allow for a gentle and controlled adjustment. The use of the drop table allows for a specific and controlled adjustment. The dropping motion helps to minimize the force required to move the spinal segment into proper alignment.