Dr. Schwartz uses several chiropractic techniques in the office. Below is a description of each.
The Activator Method - This method is a low force technique that is safe for adjusting infants, pregnant moms, and geriatric patients. Dr. Schwartz uses this technique on most of his first-time patients who may have some safety concerns or who are nervous about visiting a chiropractor or apprehensive about undergoing their first adjustments. The Activator Method utilizes 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.
Sacro-Occipital Technique - This is a very low force adjustment technique that focuses on alignment of two very important areas of the spine: the skull and the sacrum. With this technique, a chiropractor uses blocks to position the pelvis and sacrum in a very specific position utilizing gravity to make the adjustment. This technique is extremely effective in treating lower back problems and disc herniation cases.
Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) - CBP is a highly advanced, scientific, and proven chiropractic technique which corrects and restores the alignment in your spine. This method combines biology, physiology, physics, geometry, and anatomy to identify the causes of your pain, discomfort, loss of mobility, and altered health. Dr. Schwartz will use X-rays, postural checks, and other diagnostic tests to assess the current spinal condition, and then treats the ligaments and bones of the spine to make changes in order to bring it back into a correct state.
Upper Cervical/Toggle - The Toggle adjustment is a gentle, low force technique that a chiropractor can perform on a patient without having to turn the neck or apply the type of force that results in a “clicking or cracking” noise. There is no twisting or cracking of the neck, only a firm pressure on the atlas as the head piece of the table gently drops. Many patients feel as though very little or nothing has happened. Correction of the atlas has many far-reaching benefits.
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