· Dr. Smith trained in a wide variety of chiropractic techniques from the more gentle and subtle to the vigo rous and profound. Chiropractic adjustments affect the body on a number of levels: neurologically, energetically, and physically. They constitute an integral part of a holistic approach to the body.
Chiropractic | Albuquerque
The word “chiropractic” means “to be done by hand.” Chiropractors use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. They help patients maintain optimal health while avoiding unnecessary drugs or surgery. An estimated 50 million Americans see a chiropractor each year.
Chiropractic adjustments help maintain a healthy lifestyle and decrease one’s experience of pain. They do so by 1) stimulating the vital connection between the brain and body, 2) mechanically reducing inflammation in the areas involved, 3) decreasing muscle spasms, 4) restoring/increasing mobility, and 5) helping to break the neurological feedback loop of pain.
Chiropractic techniques range from very gentle to extremely vigorous and can be used on almost any age and body type. Our team blends a variety of techniques to craft custom treatments specific to the individual. His more commonly used styles include: Palmer Diversified, Extremity Adjusting, SOT, Thompson Drop, Activator, Gonstead, & Craniosacral
Why Chiropractic? | Santa Fe
Chiropractic Adjustments by themselves can be quite profound, and when combined with other modalities they can be used to effectively treat many problems. They have been found to positively impact blood pressure, some types of asthma, lower back pain, neck pain, headaches (including migraine’s), and a number of other painful conditions.
Chiropractic Adjustments are generally considered to be safe, but have been associated with soreness, headaches, VBA and stroke in some instances. Joint manipulation should only be performed by a well-trained professional. Not all techniques are appropriate for all people, and a well-trained professional will know how to best treat your body.
Chiropractic Techniques used by our team:
- Sports Chiropractic
- Gonstead/Palmer Technique
- Extremity Adjustments
- SacroOccipital Technique
- Activator Method
- Thompson Drop