There are many different techniques within chiropractic that are used to adjust the spine and extremities. This can be confusing to people who have never been to a chiropractor, or for chiropractic patients looking for a particular type of treatment they have had in the past.
I personally view each technique as a different tool in the tool box. What works for one patient will not necessarily work for another, just as people respond differently to the same medication. Some people are looking for traditional manual manipulation, while others want something more gentle.
I am trained and well versed in a number of different techniques to meet the needs of the majority of patients. A patient may receive one or a combination of techniques.
Dr. Patterson Chiropractic adjustment and spinal decompression
We use the terms adjustments and manipulation interchangeably. To put it simply, adjustments are meant to restore motion to joints. This typically results in less pain, greater function and greater performance. Many physiologic changes occur which go beyond what we can discuss here.
Various instruments are often used in chiropractic. In our office we use an IQ instrument by Neuromechanical. It uses new technology that is computerized to detect when the optimum frequency of movement is achieved.
Dr. Patterson is one of only 4 doctors in Kansas who is certified in this technique. It utilizes a special table to specifically and gently decompress the spine. It is one of the most researched techniques in chiropractic. It is effective for disc degeneration, herniations, stenosis, leg/arm pain and arthritic conditions. It is great for senior patients and those who who want a treatment without popping or clicking.
OVERLAND CHIROPRACTIC INTEGRATIVE HEALTH (913) 345-9247
When people think of chiropractors, they often envision manual manipulation being performed. When a joint separates, a pop or click is often heard. This is a very safe procedure but some people are concerned about the sound. Other people can't wait to hear and feel the release!
We don't use manual manipulation on every patient and we never force a patient to have it if they have any concerns.