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Chiropractic Techniques

Thompson Technique

Dr. J. Clay Thompson developed the Thompson Technique. I was taught by Dr. L. Sally Bobo at Palmer College of Chiropractic, who was taught directly by Dr. Thomson! Truly, this technique has worked wonders for many patients as it provides high levels of patient comfort. 

In essence, while the patient is face down, the table itself has individual "drop pieces" which are strategically located along the neck (cervical), mid back (thoracic) and low back (lumbar) regions. These drop pieces reduce the amount of energy needed to fix a malfunctioning or malposition of a spinal segment. In addition, the Thompson Technique has a unique analysis which uses leg length discrepancies, leg extensions for sacral analysis.

My patients always seem surprised that they feel better with such a technique. It is truly remarkable and when done correctly by a licensed and trained doctor of chiropractic medicine, the outcomes are wonderful. This has proven to be great for those who have very tight hips and a traditional side posture adjustment might be too much for a first time chiropractic patient.
About the Diversified Technique

This technique is one of the most common techniques used by chiropractors. It usually includes motion palpation; this is where the chiropractor palpates the spine by applying pressure to the joints while turning and bending the spine. This usually results in identifying an abnormality usually by an indicator such as pain or limited range of motion.

Once identified, the malfunctioning spinal unit (vertebra) is placed in its proper position using a high velocity low amplitude thrust using the appropriate line of drive / correction. Due to Dr. Pena's experience and years of martial art training, he has an extraordinary command in the manual arts allowing for a safe and pleasant adjustment. 

The "popping" sound sometimes heard during a chiropractic adjustment is properly called "cavitation." This simply means that there is a vacuum in the joint and when manual mechanical energy is introduced into the joint, the vertebral malposition is placed back in the correct anatomical position. This process usually gives off small amounts of gas (such as nitrogen), which produce the sound. It is not always necessary to hear the popping sound for a chiropractic adjustment to have a therapeutic effect on the human body.

Almost all joints in the body can be adjusted by a chiropractor to help restore normal function and increase range of motion. By improving your spinal biomechanics one can reduce interference to the peripheral nervous system which is so often the cause of the pain.