With Activator Technique the chiropractor uses a handheld instrument to deliver gentle treatment at the site of the pain or problem. Activator technique does not involve any rotation of the spine, so it is safe for individuals with disc injuries. Dr. Jameson gravitates more towards other techniques unless Activator is requested by the patient.
Diversified is the most commonly used chiropractic technique characterized by a high velocity low amplitude thrust.
Dr. Jameson applies a controlled force to restricted joints with a benefit of restoring joint motion, resulting in reduction of pain and muscle tension.
Flexion Distraction Technique
Flexion Distraction is a gentle and highly effective treatment for low back injuries, back pain, sciatica, herniated disc, and leg pain. This treatment helps to restore mobility to the lumbar spine, decrease disc pressure, decrease pressure on nerves, improve posture, and relieve back pain.
Extremities include: the ankles, feet, knees, shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands. All of these areas can experience pain relief with chiropractic care and adjustments.
Intersegmental Traction Table (Roller Table)
This table gives a relaxing back massage which helps to reduce muscle spasms, gently stretches the muscles and ligaments and helps to restore motion to the joints in the spine.
Much like bones; our muscles, ligaments, and tendons can also become fatigued, stressed, and injured, causing pain and discomfort.
A relaxing massage is a great complement to chiropractic care and is a great way to relieve the tension from your muscles. Our massage therapists are kind, caring, skilled and intuitive. You are in good hands!
Dr. Jameson got his start in the healthcare field as a massage therapist. He uses this experience in selecting the best massage therapists to help you relax, feel better, and to help you manage your pain.
As a Certified Posture Specialist, Dr. Jameson will design a safe and effective exercise and stretching program specific to your body. Performing these exercises under his supervision will ensure that you are doing them correctly. Over time, this will lead to decreased pain, improved posture, better flexibility, and prevention of future injuries.
Abnormal posture can create many problems over the long term. These include:
- Permanent stretching of ligaments
- Disc injuries, including herniated disc
- Muscular imbalances
- Decreased range of motion
- Chronic pain
- Recent studies have even linked abnormal posture to increased fatigue and decreased mood!
Sacral Occipital Technique
Sacral Occipital Technique is a gentle chiropractic technique focused mainly on the soft tissues which stabilize the body.
With this technique the chiropractor uses a variety of gentle modalities to balance the frame. These modalities include soft tissue manipulation, stretching, and pelvic blocks (pictured). The pelvic blocks are used like a shim to stretch the ligaments of the pelvis. (adapted from sorsi.com)