There are literally dozens of technique systems within chiropractic, each with different approaches to analyzing and adjusting the spine. They all have a very specific intent and specific purpose. One technique might work great for you but might not be as effective for someone else. That is why it is so important to find an office that can offer you the best approach for your own unique situation and needs. You might have heard someone say “I tried chiropractic and it didn’t work for me” or maybe you yourself have had that experience. What is likely the case is not that chiropractic didn’t work but that the particular technique used wasn’t effective for you or that person.
The ultimate goal with each chiropractic technique is to help you get “clear”, meaning there are no detectable imbalances in your spine and nervous system that are disrupting or interfering with your body’s innate ability to control and coordinate its function or its ability to effectively adapt to its internal and external environment. We like to say that life is better when you are well-adjusted , because living “clear” allows every aspect of your health and well-being to be enhanced.
At FLFCW, we continually refine and improve upon our techniques and approaches to help you experience the best results possible. All chiropractic techniques fit into 3 basic models based on the three body systems primarily addressed by chiropractors - the skeletal system, the muscle system and the nervous system. All chiropractic techniques impact all three of these systems and create changes within your entire body.
The goal is to restore movement and balance at individual vertebrae levels to alleviate localized stress and irritation to the nerves, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels and other tissues in that area. These local imbalances typically happen from localized injuries, such as falls, traumas, and overuse / repetitive motions, among other things. They can even occur during the birth process if aggressive extraction methods are used.
The goal is to help correct distortions or imbalances to a person’s overall posture and to help alleviate the strain and dysfunction these distortions or imbalances cause to all the systems of the body. These global imbalances happen when our overall musculoskeletal system is fatigued or chronically strained. They are commonly caused by chemical stressors (such as poor nutrition, insufficient water intake, and metabolic overload from medications, alcohol, and other toxins) and physical stressors (inadequate sleep and relaxation, excessive sitting, poor posture, slouching, heavy backpack use, texting / gaming / computer use).
The goal is to overcome adverse changes to the overall tone and tension of the nervous system and the resulting dysfunction that arises within the brain and body. There are four fancy terms that describe these changes: dysponesis (faulty muscle control), dyskinesia (faulty biomechanics), dysautonomia (faulty neurologic control), and dysafferentation (faulty brain input). These changes in tone and tension can arise from physical and chemical stressors but are more commonly caused by mental and emotional factors, such as chronic worry, fear, anxiety, depression, job stress, relationship stress, and all of the other negative mental and emotional stressors we face each day.
At FLFCW, we have studied a variety of technique protocols within each of these models so that we can offer you the best care for your body and your situation. We use a combination of hands-on adjustments, specialized drop tables, and precision instruments to help make your adjustments relaxing, gentle, and maximally effective.