Dr. Elliott uses highly effective adjusting techniques to help patients improve their spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approaches used are based on clinical judgement and years of experience.
The following techniques are used at our Walworth chiropractic office:
This technique is the most widely used in the field of chiropractic. The diversified technique uses a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust to restore proper movement and alignment of the spine and joint dysfunction. Patients will sit or stand while Dr. Elliott positions the joint for movement. With a quick thrust, the affected area is pushed back into the normal range of motion.
The Thompson technique is a variation of the Diversified Technique that uses a special chiropractic table that is equipped with several segments that are referred to as drop pieces. These segments are adjusted up a fraction of an inch so that when the thrust of the adjustment is delivered, the table will drop. The purpose of the drop is to open the joint during the adjustment. The drop pieces have the duel purpose of assisting in the thrust while simultaneously minimizing the force required for the adjustment.
Cox Flexion/Distraction Technique
This chiropractic technique utilizes mechanical and hands-on manipulation and adjustment witha special table where the spine is tractioned and flexed forward. This technique is primarily utilized to treat cervical and lumbar disc herniations, non-disc spinal disorders, and to increase mobility of spinal joints.