Adjustments are specific minor movements of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to relieve interference in the nervous system and realign vertebrae that have moved out of place. Vertebrae become misaligned for a number of reasons, ranging from stress to normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.
When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak.
An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that is technically referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint, and it is completely safe and actually healthy for the joint.
Overall, adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level. When the brain and body are fully communicating, the power that runs our bodies is flowing and everything gets better! When the power is "ON" the body is able to respond and perform as it was designed to.
X-rays are a common part of a chiropractic examination when looking for vertebral subluxations. X-rays provide important information such as the position of the spinal bones, the overall quality of the spine and the ability to adjust the spine safely.
The Tobin Center has a fully equipped x-ray facility on site.
A second appointment will be scheduled following the x-rays which is to go over the findings Dr. Tobin has discovered. During this appointment the x-rays will be reviewed as well as discussing how much care each patient may require. Every case is different depending on the condition presented.
Flexion/ Distraction Technique
Flexion/ Distraction Technique is performed on a specially designed chiropractic table which has a movable caudal piece (that part on which a patient's legs lie). After distracting the caudal piece, the doctor flexes, extends, and laterally bends the entire section, all while stabilizing the lumbar spine.
Flexion/ Distraction Technique lowers intradiscal pressure, widens the spinal canal, reduces pressure on the spinal nerves, and return motions to spinal joints. It reduces pain due to disc herniation, slipped disc, ruptured disc, facet syndrome, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, neck pain, arm pain, leg pain, sciatica, and much more.
Flexion/ Distraction Technique is non-force, non-surgical, doctor-controlled, hands-on care for spinal pain conditions.
Dr. Tobin became certified in this technique in 1995 and has successfully helped patients avoid unnecessary surgery ever since.