Gentle Adjustments

What are Gentle Adjusting Techniques?

If you ask 100 patients to describe their adjustments, you may get 100 different answers! That’s because there are many adjusting techniques for the chiropractor to choose from. We perform Gentle Chiropractic Adjustments at Midway Chiropractic.

We utilize the following techniques for manipulation:

  • Diversified
  • Thompson
  • Activator
  • Palmer Package
  • Drop Table
  • Pelvic blocking
  • Gonstead

For those of you who do not like the “Cracking” noise, we can perform your adjustment with the Activator instrument or with more gentle joint mobilization.

Will it Hurt?

Because most adjusting techniques emphasize using minimal force and gentle pressure, few patients feel any discomfort during the adjustment. Many, however, will hear popping sounds. But there’s no need for concern. Nothing is breaking. The noises you hear are just tiny pockets of gas released with a pop, which is completely normal.

With or without noises, your adjustment should be completely pain-free. Some patients, particularly if they are tense, involuntarily stiffen and resist the adjustment. At these times, they may feel slight discomfort until they learn to relax.

Once you get used to the noises — if there are any — you may associate them with “good” adjustments. However, be aware that in time, these noises may lessen or disappear completely. When this happens, it doesn’t mean the adjustment has stopped “working.” It only means that normal flexibility is returning to the affected vertebrae.

Call us today to schedule an appointment at 206-824-9500