Computerized Adjustments From Your Garden City Chiropractor
For individuals in the greater Detroit area with lower back pain, a manual adjustment of the spine also called a spinal manipulation or a manual manipulation, is a common treatment chiropractors offer. Patients who visit either the Troy MI or the Garden City MI location of our Gregg Chiropractic Life Centers can look forward to relief from discomfort thanks to the computerized, state-of-the-art adjustments our chiropractor offers.
Computerized vs. Manual Chiropractic Adjusting
Practitioners perform traditional chiropractic adjustments by hand. Chiropractors might be proficient in as many as five manual techniques. The basis of an adjustment is applying pressure to vertebrae that show abnormal patterns of movement or that are not functioning correctly.
A typical adjustment utilizes a high-velocity thrust applied to the vertebra. A release of gas lowers pressure on the affected joint. Patients often note a so-called cracking.
Our practice is pleased to offer our patients the option of computerized adjustments. Our doctor uses a handheld device linked a computer to scan a patient’s spine and detect vertebrae that are out of alignment. This system notifies the doctor each time it locates a vertebra that is unable to move properly. It then delivers the appropriate adjustment.
What to Expect
Computerized adjusting offers an advanced assessment of each vertebra before and after treatment. Our patients find this therapy convenient as well as highly effective in treating conditions such as lower back pain, neck pain, headaches, and whiplash. It is also useful for treating carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis and other foot pain, and shoulder problems.
While a manual adjustment requires patients to lie on a table, computerized therapy allows them to remain seated in an upright position. The treatment causes no “cracking”.
As our chiropractor scans each vertebra with the handheld tool, the computer evaluates it. This tool provides a more precise evaluation of the amount of force each misaligned vertebra requires for correction than a manual manipulation is able to assess. The computer senses when motion has been restored to affected muscles around a vertebra then shuts off the tool.
Many of our patients report that computerized adjustments create a sense of calm and well-being in addition to relieving pain. A sensation of light tapping on the part of the spine treated is common.
Schedule a Consultation with Yout Garden City Chiropractor
Our chiropractor, Dr. R. James Gregg, offers the latest treatment options to correct spinal problems of patients in the greater Detroit area. This means you can enjoy treatment that is more effective as well as more comfortable than ever before. Whether your problem is headaches, back pain, muscular tension, or pain following an accident or injury, our team at Gregg Chiropractic Life Centers is committed to finding the solution you need. We have two convenient locations to serve you. To schedule a free new-patient consultation, call us today at 248-435-0925 for our Troy MI center or at 734-525-8422 for an appointment at our Garden City MI location.