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Gentle Chiropractic Adjustments for Optimal Health in West Des Moines, IA

By May 10, 2024No Comments2 min read

Gentle Chiropractic Adjustments for Optimal Health | Chiropractor in West Des Moines, IA

Hey everyone, Truth Family Chiropractic here! Today, I’m going to show you one of the ways we adjust low back pain, using a technique called the Drop Table. As you can see, this table looks a bit different from your typical chiropractic tables because it has drop pieces.

Understanding the Drop Table

These drop pieces elevate by about half an inch. When the table drops, it does so faster than the patient can react, delivering an effective adjustment for those experiencing severe low back pain, tenderness to touch, or even for patients with osteoporosis.

Demonstrating the Adjustment

Let me show you how the adjustment works using the drop table:

  • Patient Setup: The patient lies on the table, and we assess their low back region to identify the area needing adjustment.
  • Table Elevation: I will place my hand on the sacrum (tailbone), and then raise the drop piece under that specific area by about half an inch.
  • Adjustment Technique: Applying gentle but firm pressure on the sacrum, the table drops quickly, adjusting the spine effectively and safely.

Example Adjustment

In this patient, I noticed that the sacrum was rotated outward on one side. Here’s how I adjusted the low back:

  • Hand Placement: Placing my hand directly on the rotated sacrum.
  • Table Drop: The table is elevated and then dropped quickly while I apply a controlled pressure.
  • Repeat as Needed: This process is repeated until proper alignment is achieved.

It’s as simple as that! The drop table provides a safe, effective adjustment even for patients with severe lower back pain or osteoporosis.

If you have any questions about this technique or low back adjustments, feel free to reach out or drop a comment below.

Truth Family Chiropractic

Our mission is to have a family-centered healing culture. We teach natural healing principles, which allow the body to heal itself from the inside out with no drugs or surgery. Our vision is to educate and adjust as many people in our community as we can based on the 5 Essentials of Maximized Living. We meet with our patients to break down seemingly complicated health and fitness concepts by providing simple, common-sense tips to preventing disease and living a fuller, healthier lifestyle.

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