Dr. Bomberg's Chiropractic Techniques

Dr. Bomberg adjusting the lower back of a women.

Chiropractors use various techniques to make adjustments that relieve pain and improve joint function. Some doctors of chiropractic perform joint manipulation using only their hands, while others utilize various instruments. Over time and with advanced technology, 150 chiropractic techniques have been developed. However, many practitioners specialize in a variety of techniques they feel are most effective. At Bomberg Chiropractic in Plymouth, Dr. Bomberg has mastered four main chiropractic techniques to help patients achieve a better quality of life:

  • Activator Technique
  • Thompson Drop Technique
  • Graston Technique
  • Manual Manipulation

These are some of the most prominent techniques in chiropractic care, and Dr. Bomberg is highly trained to perform them. Choosing which techniques to use during treatment is driven by the patient’s individual preferences, as well as their condition. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!

Train Your Body to Heal Itself with Chiropractic Adjustments

Using a variety of chiropractic techniques, Dr. Bomberg locates and corrects areas of misalignment within the spine. The Activator Technique, Thompson Drop Technique, Graston Technique, and manual manipulation are all effective ways to increase joint motion and restore normal movements. Dr. Bomberg also often recommends complementary therapies, such as movement-based massage or Kinesio taping, that support the success of chiropractic adjustments. Give us a call at 763.450.1755 if you have any questions about your treatment plan.

Activator Technique

A handheld instrument called an Activator V Chiropractic Adjusting Instrument is used to perform the Activator Technique. It’s a spring-loaded device with a rubber end that delivers a force from the spring into a patient’s extremities or spine. Patients can expect to feel a nudging sensation and pressure on their joints. This technique can be used to treat everything from low back pain to migraines and is very safe and comfortable for patients.

Thompson Drop Technique

This full-spine adjusting technique involves a specially adapted table with several segments that drop or give way. The chiropractor lifts the table segments a fraction of an inch, then delivers a thrust that makes the table drop. This technique helps enhance the motion of the thrust while minimizing the amount of force required for the adjustment. The Thompson Drop Technique is often used for chiropractic adjustments to the mid-back, low back, and pelvic area. Patients do not feel any pain or discomfort from this method.

Graston Technique

When muscles and tendons develop soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation, the Graston Technique is a great method to break it up. The chiropractor utilizes stainless steel instruments to identify areas of restriction and break up scar tissue, reducing pain and speeding up recovery for conditions such as lower back strains and sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and tennis elbow.

Manual Manipulation

When most people think about chiropractic care, they’re thinking about manual manipulation, also known as the Diversified Technique. This is where the chiropractor uses their hands to locate the source of joint pain and joint movement issues between two bones. By performing a high-velocity thrust of low amplitude, the chiropractor adjusts the spine and extremities. Manual manipulation is the most commonly used chiropractic technique. It’s used to eliminate joint dysfunction and restore active motion and spinal alignment.

Chiropractic care is a natural healing method that can help alleviate pain and retrain your body to take care of itself. If you’re looking for a holistic approach to healthcare, check out our reviews, and you’ll see why patients choose Bomberg Chiropractic. Dr. Bomberg cares about your health, respects your time, and wants to help. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment!

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