The most significant aspect of any chiropractic treatment is chiropractic manipulation of the spine or joints of the extremities. Commonly referred to as an "adjustment", chiropractic manipulation is performed to improve lost range of motion, increase segmental joint mobility, stimulate joint position sensors and promote normal function of the central nervous system. The adjustment is vital in restoring normal joint function and range of motion and improving overall joint health. Chiropractic manipulation is a safe, gentle and effective method for treating neck, mid back and lower back pain in addition to disorders of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle. By restoring normal function to the musculoskeletal system, especially the joints of the spine, manipulation allows the nervous system to operate without interference and regulate the various systems of the body and promote optimal health. Dr. Drew uses a wide variety of chiropractic techniques when adjusting his patients allowing him to tailor treatments to the specific needs and tolerances of each individual patient.
Diversified Technique is the classic chiropractic technique, developed by D.D. Palmer, DC. and taught in all chiropractic colleges. Diversified Technique was refined and developed by the late Otto Reinert, DC, to address biomechanical failure in each section of the spine, as it relates to specific subluxation. The focus is on restoration to normal biomechanical function, and correction of subluxation. In addition, Diversified methods have been developed to adjust extremity joints, allowing for beneficial applications in treating sports injuries and other injuries. Diversified adjusting of the spine uses specific lines of drives for all manual thrusts, allowing for specificity in correcting mechanical distortions of the spine. X-rays and case histories are used in analysis and diagnosis. No instruments are used in the adjusting procedure. Motion palpation and full spine, hands-on techniques are used to deliver a deeper thrust, which makes an osseous (popping) sound as the adjustment is given.
Cox Technic is used to help reduce lower back pain, hip/buttock pain and sciatica that is caused by subluxation, disc degeneration, disc bulge/herniation, arthritis and/or facet syndrome. Cox Technic is non-surgical, doctor-controlled, hands-on spinal manipulation performed with the patient lying on the flextion-distraction table. This table permits the effective administration of flexion-distraction and decompression adjustment and manipulation. Well-researched and documented, flexion-distraction and decompression helps relieve spinal pain and return patients to their desired quality of life by … dropping intradiscal pressure, widening the spinal canal foraminal area by 28%, reducing pressure on the spinal nerves, and returning motion to the spinal joints. The goal of Cox Technic is to help the spinal pain patient go from "pain" to "no pain" as quickly as possible following the "rule of 50%" which governs the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Evidence-based Cox Technic is appropriate for conditions causing low back and leg pain as well as neck and arm pain. It also reduces pain attributable to disc herniation a slipped disc, a ruptured disc, facet syndrome, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and other conditions.
Cox Technic (Flexion Distraction / Cox Technique / Cox Method)
Thompson Drop Technique
Doctor Clay Thompson patented the Thompson Drop Table in 1957, and today it is used by chiropractors around the world to help patients improve posture, gain strength and flexibility and prevent injuries. The Thompson Drop provides a full-spine technique through use of an adjusting table equipped with a pneumatically driven drop system. This system quickly lowers the section of your body that corresponds with the area of the spine that’s being adjusted. This includes the dorsal, lumber and pelvic areas. Dr. Drew offers patients high-speed thrusts, while using minimal force. While the thrust begins needed movement, the quick drop brings your joint through the rest of its range of motion.
The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique® is a diagnostic and treatment system used by some chiropractors to treat many types of back pain, neck pain, and headaches (both chronic and migraine). The Activator Method uses a small, hand-held instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver a gentle impulse force to the spine with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint. It is an alternative to the traditional manual form of spinal manipulation, known as the high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) thrust. Next to the Diversified technique, the Activator Adjusting Instrument is reported to be the most common therapeutic intervention used by chiropractors.