What are the differences between instrument adjustments, drop table adjustments, and manual adjustments?
This is a common question we receive from folks who are new to chiropractic care or have only experienced one type of technique.There are many chiropractic techniques in our profession and all of the doctors at Pure Light are trained in a wide variety. Most of these applications are taught as continuing education outside of the mainstream chiropractic school curriculum and they require many additional hours of class time, study, training, and certification beyond board exams.
All of the adjustments performed at Pure Light have the objective of creating balance and ease in the central nervous system to allow the body to heal and function as it was designed.
Instrumental adjustments provide a very specific impulse or sequence of impulses at a speed or in a manner that cannot be achieved by a hand alone. They can be very calming to the central nervous system. Think of instrument adjustments as fine tuning to the body. They promote balance and allow gentle unraveling of stress and trauma.
Drop table adjustment are typically done to get a very locked area that is creating stress within the central nervous system to start moving better. This is nourishing to the brain, as 90% of stimulation to the brain is from movement of the spine. These types of adjustments are typically done on the sacrum (tailbone), pelvis, and cervical spine (neck).
Manual adjustments are traditionally used to correct structural imbalances, improve mobility, and provide pain relief. The doctors at Pure Light rarely use these types of adjustments because they can be quite intense and overstimulating to the nervous system. When they are performed, it is to create a jumpstart within the central nervous system and to release patterns of stress in the spine that deeply rooted.
The doctors at Pure Light perform a thorough analysis of the spine and nervous system before, during and after each adjustment to know what type of adjustment to deliver, how many areas of the spine need to be adjusted, and also when not to adjust. Regardless of the type of adjustment delivered, the main goal is to create balance within the central nervous system today, tomorrow, next week and for years to come.
It just takes time.