The Ozark Chiropractic Clinic uses a special hand arrangement to deliver the correct thrust in the right place on your body. This arrangement is called a “pisiform contact” and the style we use for adjusting your spine is commonly called “Diversified.”
Before we begin any treatment, an initial analysis of your spine is made which can include visual observations, x-rays of your spine, and a review of your case history. This will allow us to deliver the most appropriate treatment for the issue at hand.
After this review and during any follow-up visits to our clinic, other checks may be completed including motion palpation. This allows the chiropractor to check different areas of your body through touch, for example feeling how the spinal joints move and react as your body moves, turning and bending into different positions.
Other checks, such as a leg check, can identify imbalances in the neck or spine. Full awareness of your condition is important for choosing the correct treatment.
When a problem with the position of the bones within your spine is discovered, it can be treated with a manual thrust delivered by the skilled hands of a chiropractor. The way in which the thrust is delivered is the result of years of training and practice, and so the direction, strength, and speed of the thrust is carefully measured.
A full understanding of spinal mechanics allows this thrust to be made in a safe manner. You may hear a popping sound during the process, but it is nothing to worry about – it is simply gas and fluid moving around in your body. The presence or absence of this popping is irrelevant to the effectiveness of the treatment, and simply a byproduct of the motion.
Almost every joint in the body can be adjusted in this manner, and spinal adjustments are particularly effective for problems affecting the nervous system.