ADJUSTING THE SPINE WITH THE STATE OF THE ART ARTHRO-STIM
The term "adjustment" refers to the specific manipulation chiropractors apply to vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. The objective of the chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation, which results in an increased range of motion, reduced nerve irritability, and improved function.
Did you know there are over 30 different adjusting procedures in chiropractic? Not all chiropractors do the same adjustments in practice. All chiropractors are taught how to adjust the spine by hand in chiropractic college, however, some like Dr. Morton, have studied many other different chiropractic techniques. After researching most of the techniques taught around the country.
Most patients do not like to get their necks and backs "popped" or "twisted" by the chiropractor. With this in mind, Dr. Clay now utilizes the latest technology in light force adjusting instruments - the Arthro-Stim. There is NO popping and twisting of the spine, only precise, GENTLE, repetitive thrusts by the Arthro-Stim. There is no safer technique in chiropractic!! That is why Dr. Clay is able to work with people of all ages, from infants to the elderly.
If you have never been adjusted before, there is a small chance you may experience slight soreness of the muscles after the first or second adjustment. This is due to the activation of the deep inner spinal muscles which hold your joints in place. Use ice on the sore areas for 20 minutes, twice per day and it should alleviate the soreness.