Chiropractic adjustments change the function in the part of the brain called the “prefrontal cortex.” This is the part of your brain that is involved in pain perception and is where pain is perceived as acute or chronic pain episode.
Three Lamps Chiropractic may or may not adjust your spine exactly where you feel it hurts. As Chiropractors we are looking for parts of your spine and/or body where there is a lack of proper movement and will adjust you there – so don’t worry if it is not where you feel the pain.
We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our clinical judgment and years of experience. If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and you have a preference about how you are adjusted, let us know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your adjustments. The primary adjusting techniques we use include:
- Diversified : At Three Lamps Chiropractic, we use an adjusting style commonly referred to as "Diversified". With the malposition of one or more spinal bones identified, a specific manual thrust is administered. The direction, speed, depth and angle that are used is the result of years of experience, practice and a thorough understanding of spinal mechanics. The energy delivered during the thrust may produce a slight "popping" sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. This sound may be interesting, but is not a guide as to the value or effectiveness of the adjustment. While improving spinal biomechanics can reduce nervous system interferences, virtually all joints of the body can be adjusted to help restore proper range of motion.
- Activator Methods : We use one of the most popular "low force" chiropractic techniques in the world. The Activator Methods Adjusting Instrument is a handheld spring-loaded tool that delivers a consistent low-force, high speed thrust. Because it is many times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective. It is also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees and other joints of the body.
- SOT : SOT stands for Sacro Occipital Technique, a chiropractic technique designed to help normalise the relationship between the pelvis and the head. We use wedge-shaped devices known as "blocks" to help correct your spine and properly "tune" your nervous system. By knowing exactly where to position the blocks, we use the weight of your body to make corrections, naturally.
- Thompson- The Thompson technique is a full spine adjustment technique that brings out using low aptitude, high velocity, and low force procedures. When the chiropractor applies force on the spine, the table moves down and moves a specific part of your spine, which provides you relief from pain.