Chiropractic Techniques


The Blair chiropractic technique is a specific system of analyzing and adjusting the upper cervical vertebrae of the spinal column. When these vertebrae misalign in such a way as to interfere with the brain stem and spinal cord as they exit through the floor of the skull and into the neural canal. Special attention is given to the first two cervical vertebrae, the atlas and axis, as they are the most freely moveable vertebrae in the spinal column and the ones most commonly misaligned. Dr. Ed had seminars many years ago with Dr.Blair firsthand and can support those patients seeking this specific technique.

Atlas/Axis Upper Cervical Technique-Palmer HIO

The atlas and axis are bones at the top of the spine. These two bones help your brain communicate with your body. If one of these bones is out of alignment, this can lead to lower back pain, migraine headaches, and even insomnia. Upper cervical chiropractors may recommend spinal adjustments to address these problems. The doctor will use x-rays to determine if any adjustments are necessary. The aim is to relieve the pain by restoring normal communication between the brain and the spinal.

Pierce-Stillwagon Technique

The Pierce-Stillwagon Technique is a system of analyzing and adjusting the spine that combines previously understood concepts with a very simplified, logical and effective procedure to correct the vertebral subluxation complex. Developed by Dr. Glenn Stillwagon and Dr. Vern Pierce beginning in 1963, the technique requires the use of a specialized table with drop-assist pelvic and cervical pads. It uses X-ray analysis, instrumentation and other physical findings to objectify case management. The adjustment is given by hand or with a Kinetic Precision Adjuster.

Thompson Chiropractic Technique.

Thompson technique, also known as drop table, is a full-spine adjusting technique that, like the diversified technique, utilizes high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) along with low-force adjustments using a drop table. The special precision adjusting table known as a drop table has several segments called drop pieces that can be moved so that when the thrust is delivered the table will slightly drop allowing gravity to assist and work in combination with the manual adjustment. Determined by specific X-ray analysis.

The drop segments help by:

  • Assists in the thrust

  • Minimizes the force/energy required for the adjustments

  • Opens the joint during the adjustment

Although the table segments drop comes to a rest, the patient’s body momentum continues which is also helpful to the Thompson technique because it aids in alignment.

Diversified Technique

Suffering from back pain, neck pain, spinal problems or other joint problems, Advanced Chiropractic Specialists may use the diversified technique as part of your treatment.

The diversified technique is the most commonly used chiropractic treatment; it involves the manipulation and adjustment of the spinal column and/or arms/legs. It is called the Diversified Technique because it is a combination of the best techniques from other methods of manipulation. It involves the use of a low amplitude thrust to adjust the spine and correct any joint dysfunction, and it continues to be one of the most effective treatments for patients of all ages and health histories. X-rays are always used to confirm biomechanical spinal structures

B.E.S.T. The Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique- BEST

The Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.), developed by Dr. M. T. Morter, Jr., over 45 years ago, is a gentle healing system used to address stress and promote balance in the body including the nervous, muscular, circulatory, digestive, and hormonal systems. Dr. Ed has taken seminars with Dr.Morter and can help those patients seeking this treatment procedures.

Y-Strap Adjustment

The Y-Strap adjustment works by stretching the spine pulling the head in the Y-Axis of the body. This pulling force generates a decompression in the vertebral discs. The force applied can have different speed and force patterns: From a slow and smooth stretching motion to a HVLA (High Velocity, Low Amplitude) movement. Supported by X-ray analysis.

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