The diversified adjustment is one of the most well-known and widely used manipulation techniques used within the chiropractic field. While it’s commonly used for spine manipulation, the diversified adjustment may be used on nearly any type of joint within the body. This adjustment focuses on restoring joints to their normal biomechanical function while also correcting subluxations. Since the adjustment can be used on extremity joints, it also offers benefits when used for the treatment of sports injuries and other types of injuries.

The full spine diversified adjustment focuses on aligning the spine and returning it to its normal function. Stress within the spine is evident in misalignments of the vertebrae known as vertebral subluxations. Full spine diversified adjustment works to correct those subluxations using a low amplitude, high velocity thrust. It helps to remedy these misalignments, which results in realignment of the spine and the restoration of proper movement.

The diversified adjustment is very safe, and it’s performed by a skilled chiropractor. Since specific lines of drives are used for the manual thrusts, it’s possible to correct any mechanical distortions of the spine with specificity. While case histories and x-rays are used for diagnosis and analysis, no instruments are used during the adjustment. Full spine, hands-on techniques and motion palpation are used for a deep thrust that usually results in a popping sound during adjustment. This popping sound, known as cavitation, is the result of the joint releases pressure and air.

By correcting subluxation, reducing tension, and eliminating blockages, full spine diversified adjustment helps to restore the spine to its normal biomechanics to create motion within the spine. When there is a restoration of structure and function to the spine, the body is able to perform better, and many patients enjoy a reduction in pain as well.

Activator Instrument Adjusting

The Activator Method uses a small, hand-held instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver a gentle impulse force to the spine with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint.It is an alternative to the traditional manual form of spinal manipulation, known as the high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) thrust .Next to the Diversified technique, the Activator Adjusting Instrument is reported to be the most common therapeutic intervention used by chiropractors.