How Many Chiropractic Techniques are There?

How Many Chiropractic Techniques are There?

If you’ve searched this article out on the web then I’m pretty sure you already know what chiropractic treatment is. Still, just to stay relevant, let me first describe briefly what chiropractic treatment really means, before we get to the meaty part of the writeup.

So, chiropractic treatment is more of a therapy than a treatment. Instead of taking action to heal you, this method ‘sets your body right’ so that it can heal itself. A chiropractor adjusts your torso to align with the rest of your body, and according to the science of the method, then the organism of your body gets to do its work properly so that anything that is currently wrong with it can be set right.

Techniques of Chiropractic Treatment

Let’s get to the serious talks. How many types of chiropractic treatments are there? Basically, there are more than 55 certified methods of chiropractic treatment. They are put together in 22 categories. And these categories are combined into 12 major types. They are Manual and manipulative therapy, Diversified technique, Atlas orthogonal technique, Extremity manipulating/adjusting technique, Activator methods, Graston technique, Koren specific technique (KST), Cox Flexion/Distraction technique, Gonstead technique, Thompson technique, Torque release technique, and Trigenics Technique. Let’s talk about the most commonly used and effective ones here.

Bio-Energetic Synchronization

Bio-Energetic Synchronization is the most commonly practiced method of chiropractic treatment. It’s a manipulative technique that uses pressure to re-energize blocked or idle nerve channels. It aims to balance the energy field of the body and synchronize it with the central nervous system.

Cox Flexion/Distraction

This is another popular method of chiropractic treatment. This requires the use of expert hands because this method is very closely associated with the vertebrae in our spine.  The sole purpose of this technique is to correct the dysfunctions in the nerves caused by a misaligned spine or the spinal cord being kept in a weird manner for a long period of time. For example, a bad sleeping position.

Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT)

The Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) is another common but effective method for chiropractic treatment. This aims to fix the dysfunction in the sacrum and the occiput, two very important bones in the spine that is at the end and the beginning of it respectively. This method adjusts the position of these two bones in order to improve what the chiropractors call the cranial sacral respiratory mechanism.

In Conclusion, if you want to find out more about the types and methods of chiropractic treatment, contact a chiropractor in Mesa, AZ. You can also ask them which method(s) would be the most suitable for you.

Thanks to LifeCare Chiropractic for their insight into chiropractic care and the techniques used.

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