The most common therapeutic procedure performed by Dr. Martin are chiropractic spinal adjustments. The intention of a spinal adjustment is the use of the hands to re-establish joint mobility, and nerve irritation. A chiropractic adjustment is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. In fact, getting adjusted is often a pleasurable experience and most patients note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following an adjustment. Fine-tuning misaligned vertebrae with chiropractic adjustments restores proper spinal mobility. This alleviates pain and muscle tension, and allows the surrounding tissues to heal properly.
Dr. Martin is very skilled with performing a variety of gentle and effective adjusting techniques that are specific to the needs of each patient. Chiropractic methods we offer include manual adjustments using the Diversified or Palmer Technique, Thompson (Drop Table), Activator, Flexion-Distraction (Cox table) and the Webster Technique. Diversified is the most common chiropractic technique that uses a variety of different techniques to manually adjust and realign the spine. Activator technique uses a small device to deliver precise adjustments in areas that are difficult to reach with precision manually. Thompson or drop table uses a special table that allows us to position the body so that gravity aids in the adjustment. This can bring about faster healing from injuries. The Webster Technique is a prenatal style of care that correctly positions the pregnant mom’s pelvis for a healthy delivery while relieving back pain.