The drop piece table is used as a gentle adjustment technique. This technique incorporates the chiropractic drop piece table which is elevated and adjusted according to patients weight. This technique is applied to specific joint misalignment and as the adjustment is delivered, the drop piece gives way allowing for gentle enhanced motion through an effected joint. A gentle technique which can be useful for those with certain spinal conditions where joint restrictions or replacements would not otherwise allow us to place patients into certain positions.

CHIROPRACTIC GENERAL DROP PIECE FAQ

What is the drop treatment in chiropractic?

Another way of adjusting joints. It can be useful when the diversified method is not appropriate eg. when adjusting the lumbar spine when the patient has rods in their back and various other circumstances.

Are chiropractic drop tables safe?

Yes. They are low impact and very safe.

What does a drop table do?

It facilitates an adjustment of a joint by assisting an adjustment through lifting segments of the table and dropping them as an adjustment is being performed.

Why do chiropractors use drop a table?

It is used as a tool to adjust joints where other styles of adjustments are not as appropriate.

DROP PIECE FAQ – CHIROPRACTIC SUBLUXATION FAQ

What does chiropractic subluxation mean?

Any state where a joint is not moving optimally. It is important to differentiate this from a medical subluxation which is a misalignment of a joint visible clinically or on imaging.

Is subluxation serious?

Medical subluxation can be quite serious and may require re positioning of a joint under anesthesia or surgery. A Chiropractic subluxation is inclusive of a medical subluxation, where there is joint dysfunction in the absence of a medical subluxation this can still be serious if there is a herniated disc or disc bulge present. It is not as serious if the cause is due to muscle spasm, joint stiffness or chronic poor posture.

Can chiropractors fix subluxation?

Where there is a medical subluxation, no. Where there is a Chiropractic subluxation due to joint stiffness, chronic poor posture, muscle spasm, minor disc bulges, then yes we may be able to help.

Can you fix subluxation?

Where there is a medical subluxation, no. Where there is a Chiropractic subluxation due to joint stiffness, chronic poor posture, muscle spasm, minor disc bulges, then yes we may be able to help.

Is scoliosis a subluxation?

Yes it can be considered a Chiropractic subluxation.

How do I know if I have a subluxation?

See your Chiropractor. There may be pain, reduced joint range of motion, poor posture, compromised walking which may all elude to a subluxation

Are spinal subluxations real?

Spinal subluxation is a broad and not well defined term. Any state where a joint is not moving optimally is considered a Chiropractic subluxation. It is important to differentiate this from a medical subluxation which is a misalignment of a joint visible clinically or on imaging.

CHIROPRACTIC – GENERAL DROP PIECE QUESTIONS

What is the best chiropractic technique?

Depends on what the patient needs. But generally speaking Diversified technique.

Can chiropractors really realign spine?

It is not so much realigning as it is making it work more efficiently. Sometimes poor posture can look like a badly aligned spine on a person. For example when one is hunched over whilst walking. By seeing a Chiropractor adjustments can be made to the spine, the hips, the shoulders, the neck, which ever joints are involved along with rehab exercises can make a person walk more upright which one might say that their spine would appear to be realigned.

How long does a chiropractic adjustment last?

Depends on patient compliance with rehab exercises and lifestyle advice such as corrections of posture, improved work practices, better sleeping position can all play a part in how long an adjustment will last.

What are the benefits of a chiropractic adjustment?

Improved joint mobility, improved posture, improved joint range of motion, reduced pain where pain is present, reduced wear and tear of joints due to better work practices and improved self awareness to empower the individual to take more control of their own health.

Do chiropractors really help?

Yes. They help by providing improved joint mobility, improved posture, improved joint range of motion, reduced pain where pain is present, reduced wear and tear of joints due to better work practices and improved self awareness to empower the individual to take more control of their own health.

Should I go to chiropractor 2 days in a row?

Depends on the severity of the injury or condition. If it is very acute then yes. It may well require consecutive days of treatment.

How do I know if my spine is misaligned?

See your Chiropractor. There may be pain, reduced joint range of motion, poor posture, compromised walking which may all elude to a subluxation.

What is it called when a vertebrae is out of alignment?

If it is out of alignment enough it is considered a medical subluxation. In less severe cases this may be seen in such conditions as scoliosis, spondylosis or spondylolisthesis.

DROP PIECE FAQ – TYPE OF CHIROPRACTORS

What are the two types of chiropractors?

There are not two types. Chiropractors are trained in the following techniques: diversified, gonstead, flexion distraction, drop piece and activator. Depending on the patients presenting condition a Chiropractor will use their clinical judgement to implement the appropriate treatment/technique.

Are there different levels of chiropractors?

No. Chiropractors are required to complete a minimum of 5 years university training.