Your chiropractor will probably know what chiropractic technique to use for your chiropractic visit. You might not know how to tell which one is right for you. There are several techniques used to improve and protect the body’s nervous system, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages.
The first technique, called joint manipulation, uses special tools or instruments that are held at the joints of the spine. These tools make tiny vibrations that help the nervous system to understand where the bones are in relation to one another. The bones have to be in balance so that they don’t compress too much against one another.
Then there is functional manipulation, which can be used when the patient cannot do the movement, so that the nervous system is better educated as to where the bones are located. Functional manipulation is often used in sports like tennis and golf, where the movements of the body are often made with the legs. It’s an ideal technique to use if you have numbness in your hands and arms, but are not able to make a good swing.
Spinal Manipulation is a Chiropractic Technique that uses tools to express the nervous system. It is also called “Soft Strap Manipulation”. It is a method of spinal manipulation in which a light instrument is held at different places in the spine, depending on where the spinal bones are crossed.
Joint manipulation is a technique that uses a stiff rubber band to form small joints between the joints, such as the joints of the fingers, toes, elbows, knees, and wrists. This technique helps to control nerve compression. When the proper combinations of pressure are applied to the different areas of the joints of the spine, the nerve can better control itself and the patient will feel less pain.
To properly determine the appropriate technique for your needs, your chiropractor will need to determine the particular joint manipulation you are most comfortable with. However, all of these techniques can help to relieve pain.
Your chiropractor will likely recommend joint manipulation for neck pain that is consistent with cervical spondylosis, osteoarthritis, or rotator cuff syndrome. Joint manipulation also can be used for lower back pain that may stem from osteoarthritis, sciatica, or whiplash.
Chiropractic technique called “Ring Dinger” is used to treat temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) in both adults and children. Ring Dinger is sometimes called “duck mouth joint manipulation”. This technique uses instruments to manipulate the joint in the mouth, which can cause teeth to dislodge, damage teeth, and cause the joint to become swollen.
Ring Dinger is a chiropractic technique that can be done in an office and has the advantage of allowing patients to see and feel the manipulation. It is especially beneficial for children that are experiencing TMJ symptoms.
Ring Dinger is very effective, and it has some pain relief benefits for children, because it reduces the pain felt at the TMJ joint. There are some risks to this type of treatment, including infection, tooth discoloration, and swelling of the joints.
Tracheal manipulation is also a technique used in many chiropractic offices. It is a combination of softening the muscles that surround the spine. After these muscles relax, the vertebrae that hold the bones in place begin to move as well.
It’s good to know what your chiropractic doctor does. If you are interested in trying a specific chiropractic technique, ask your chiropractor about it. He or she can guide you through the process to make sure it is the right choice for you.