Instrument Assisted Chiropractic Adjustment
Instrument assisted chiropractic adjustment is a technique where an instrument is used to deliver the chiropractic adjustment. The adjustment is a light force (high-velocity, low amplitude) applied into an area of tenderness, imbalanced or poor range of motion, tight or hypertonic muscles. These signs can be an indication of a subluxation complex.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment
The chiropractic adjustment is designed to address areas of subluxation within the body. A subluxation occurs when communication for the central nervous system (CNS) to the body is disrupted or impeded. This disruption can occur due to inflammation in a joint or muscle, poor motion within a joint, or damage that has occurred from a previous trauma to the area.
What are the benefits?
By receiving a chiropractic adjustment and removing the subluxation, proper communication from the CNS to the body can be restored. With correct communication the body can optimally function and respond appropriately to its environment. An instrument allows the doctor to deliver a consistent adjustment and tends to be a lighter force when compared to a manual type adjustment.