Chiropractic Manipulation Techniques


Weiss Wellness and Chiropractic

“Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.”

We offer the following techniques for spinal and extremity joint manipulation for your individual condition and pain tolerance:

1. Manual (hands on) Manipulation – also called Diversified Technique

2. Flexion Distraction  – gentle, non-force hands-on manipulation technique applied to the lower back for the treatment of:

  • Lumbar disc herniation
  • Patients unable to tolerate vigorous adjustment
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet syndrome
  • Pelvic pain
  • Compression defects
  • Loss of spine lordosis
  • Loss of range of spinal motion
  • Post-surgical Scar Pain
  • Scoliosis (not to cure, but to maintain mobility of the curve)
  • Postural faults
  • Mechanical back pain
  • Osteoarthritis of spine

3. Activator Technique – a gentle, low-force approach to chiropractic care. The technique has been used safely on patients of all ages since the late 1960s, bringing relief to people with a variety of health concerns. The technique is especially helpful for children who sometimes have trouble laying still. Older patients or those with arthritis, osteoporosis or other bone-weakening conditions find the Activator Method to be effective and gentle. The low-force thrust of the Activator Adjusting Instrument, and the doctor’s ability to pin point the exact location of the problem through Activator analysis, can relieve a patient’s pain without discomfort

4. Arthrostim Adjusting Instrument – for gentle spinal manipulation. The Arthrostim Instrument delivers high velocity, short stroke thrusts without recruiting the pain receptors therefore providing the patient with comfortable corrective manipulation.

5. Segmental Drop System