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While we are Experienced, Skilled Experts at manual full spine and extremity Chiropractic Manipulation, we also offer safe, gentle, non-force methods such as Activator Instrument, ArthroStim Instrument, Drop Table, Motorized Flexion-Distraction.
The Arthrostim Technique is a gentle, yet powerful tool for adjusting every spine, including small children and those with osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and other conditions that make some types of spinal manipulation inappropriate.
The ArthroStim is an FDA approved instrument that introduces energy/force to the body to realign segments and remove pressure on nerves at a speed of 12 "taps" per second (12 hertz). It has been found that this particular frequency is most effective in introducing motion to joints, and stimulating the various specialized nerve endings in and around the joints of the spine. It is a fast, accurate, low force and controlled adjustment that stimulates muscle relaxation, increased blood flow and pain reduction at the same time that it is activating your proprioception. (Getting your brain into the action.)
Chiropractic adjustments help stimulate the body to heal itself. Traditionally, chiropractors have used single high-energy thrusting and pulling movements to adjust areas of the body. The adjustments sets a series of events into motion...
The adjustments produces precise movements which stimulate 'neural receptors' in an area. These receptors, in turn, produce nerve impulses which relay crucial information to the brain.
The brain depends on this 'neurological feedback stream' to update its awareness about an area. Once the brain evaluates the changes prompted by the adjustment, it issues self-correcting commands to the muscular systems, to bring about healing changes.
Recently, new ways of producing this important neurological feedback stream have been developed. The ArthroStim Instrument is one of the most effective and comfortable tools for creating this valuable input in an area.
The ArthroStim Instrument delivers 12-14 incremental thrusts per second. By dividng the energy of a single thrust into rapid successive inputs, the ArthroStim Instruments modulates the (peak) force. This allows your doctor to administer an extremely comfortable, and highly effective, adjustment.
Individuals that may especially benefit from the use of the ArthroStim Instrument include:
The secret to the instrument's effectiveness comes from its controlled repetitive input. This input produces a cumulative "snowballing' effect on neural receptors.
This permits the ArthroStim Instrument to create extensive neurological feedback to the brain, using greatly reduced forces. By utilizing controlled, incremental thrusts, the ArthoStim Instrument is also able to stimulate specific neural receptors (mechanoreceptors and proprioreceptors) without activating undesirable pain receptors.
The ArthroStim Instrument permits your practitioner to maintain the effectiveness of your adjustment while reducing the amount of force that is applied. This dynamic combination allows the practioner to comfortably manage a wider range of conditions.
INFANTS AND SMALL CHILDREN
Even individuals who are larger and stronger (and may be difficult to adjust with a single thrust) can benefit from the 'neurological assist' that the ArthroStim Instrument provides.
We may use the ArthroStim Instrument by itself, or in combination with other adjusting methods, depending on the approach they feel is best for your care.