Sometimes our chiropractors will perform adjustments of the spine by delivering a quick, highly accurate thrust using his hands. Other times a slow constant pressure is used. But just as lasers have replaced scalpels in some surgeries, advanced technology has become available to chiropractors to assist in delivering chiropractic adjustments.
Instrument assisted adjustments are high-tech. There is no popping or cracking with these adjustments , but rather very precise and targeted adjustments designed to specifically care for just the right areas.
Patients benefit without risk, the results are reliable and reproducible and most importantly gentle and comfortable. The instruments use a precise oscillating percussion action, the amount of pressure can be precisely controlled and adjusted for your comfort. These instruments are specifically tuned to the natural frequency of the body that joints, muscles and nerves respond to, optimizing results for patients.
Years of research have gone into the development of these instruments to create gentle chiropractic adjustments that are safe and effective for patients of all ages.
Instrument assisted adjustments feel like a light tapping sensation on the area that is being treated. In most cases the treatment is painless and after the adjustment many patients feel relief of pain and improved mobility. Others report a sense of well-being or a soothing calm feeling. Of course, results vary from case to case and chronic conditions, inflammation or muscle spasms may delay these positive effects.