Chiropractors apply adjustments to joints that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. The objective of the chiropractic treatment is to increase range of motion, reduce nerve irritability and improve joint function. The direction, speed, depth and angle that are used are the result of experience, practice and a thorough understanding of spinal mechanics. Dr. Friesen has many years of experience.
We utilize adjusting techniques that vary from very gentle to more aggressive depending on your condition and needs. Our techniques include both manual and instrument assisted adjusting.
Chiropractic adjustments have been the subject of over 50 randomized clinical trials and have always produced favorable results over medication, PT and other methods of joint care.
Adjustments are widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current literature shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours.
What Adjusting Techniques Are Offered?
Chiropractic manual adjustment of the spine uses the force of a chiropractor’s hands without the aid of instruments. Manual adjustments are applied to joints that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally in order to increase joint motion, and reduce pain. Traditional manual adjusting has been applied for thousands of years.
Activator Methods Technique® is a gentle, low-force program of chiropractic care. This revolutionary chiropractic technique was developed to improve safety and comfort for the chiropractic patients. Since then, the technique has grown to be the most widely-used “low force” chiropractic technique in the world.
ProAdjuster uses a sophisticated computerized analysis to pinpoint problem areas in each joint. The information is charted graphically on a computer monitor, so your doctor can detect the problem areas on each and every visit. By applying the ProAdjuster’s resonant force impulses precisely to the affected areas, you will receive gentle, effective treatment to that specific area, thereby increasing joint motion and relieving joint pressure.
With the Proadjuster we are able to deliver precise and effective care without the twisting or turning of the spine and in a comfortable seated position.
- Cox Distraction
- Thompson Drop
- Joint Mobilization
You may experience some or all of the following after an adjustment:
- Greater mobility
- Less pain
- Less muscle spasms
- Faster healing
- Reduced scar tissue formation
- Greater flexibility
- Enhanced athletic performance
- Improved posture
- Less nerve pressure / irritation
Questions?..Contact us or call 763.494.4900 and a friendly staff member will be happy to assist you!