Chiropractic care is a type of
Direct Thrust or Spinal Manipulation
It is the most common technique used for back pain where a “cracking” sound is heard. Chiropractors in Durango, CO, use a swift movement to realign your spine, producing the famous popping sound of the release of trapped gases between your joints. The cracking sound may startle you, but it doesn't cause discomfort or pain.
Indirect Positional Technique
Hypertonic muscles are overly toned muscles that cause poor posture. Chiropractors in Durango, CO, use this technique to release the tightness of these muscles, which relieves pain and restores a healthy range of motion to the affected area.
Cervical Spine Manipulation
Chiropractors in Durango, CO, use this technique to relieve headaches, arm discomfort, upper back pain, and restore range of motion. It makes use of direct thrust or spinal mobilization to realign the cervical spine area.
This is an approach that is perfect for people with osteoporosis. It uses slow, gentle adjustments and stretches that encourage the spine's components to move into place.
Otherwise known as extremity manipulation, this technique is used specifically for injured joints. While applying enough force, the chiropractor moves the affected limb slowly through its range of motion to release stiffness and improve mobility.
The myofascial tissue is a membrane that covers the muscles of your body. Trigger points are areas of this tissue that are tight or injured and restrict movement. Chiropractors in Durango, CO, use myofascial release to find these trigger points and release tension in these areas to relieve pain.