Getting You Better
All you want when you’re in pain is to alleviate the pain and suffering and to be helped to be made better. Chiropractors can get you out of pain and feeling better but how do they do it?
The experienced chiropractors at Back-in-Action perform a range of Chiropractic Treatment types to suit your need. Your chiropractor will choose the best types of treatment specifically for your age and condition. We have available a wide variety of techniques, ranging from those which are very gentle to those which are more strong.
The aim of all the different treatments is help normalise the function of the joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves. You will be given information on these prior to your treatment. However, for your information we have outlined some of the types of treatment that are available to you at Back-in-Action. You may have had chiropractic treatment elsewhere before and know that a particular approach works better for you and we’ll be happy to work with you on that.
In addition to Chiropractic Treatments, your chiropractic will take a holistic approach to your well-being and will recommend where appropriate specific lifestyle changes which will support your optimal health. These may include advice for:
You can also find lots of useful practical free advice in the Helping Yourself area. If you want to know how chiropractic treatment works please click here.
Techniques discussed on this page are: Diversified Technique, Drop Technique, Flexion Distraction, Activator, Toggle Recoil, Extremity Techniques, Applied Kinesiology, Functional Neurology, Motion Palpation, Soft Tissue Release Techniques, Rehabilitiation Chiropractic, Neuro-Emotional Technique, Dry Needling, Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) and Visceral techniques.
Diversified Chiropractic Manipulation
Diversified techniques are a family of stronger spinal manipulations (adjustments), used by most chiropractors, which have been developed from the work of many different practitioners over the years. What they have in common is that they require the joint to be placed under tension (that is the slack to be taken out of the tissue), prior to the manipulative thrust and often results in an audible click, … (read more).
Drop Technique is a comfortable way for many people to experience the benefits of the chiropractic adjustment. What all chiropractic adjustments have in common is there speed which is essential to help reset the joint movement. How the techniques vary is the amount of pressure applied. To help release tight joints, with minimum force, drop technique uses a special feature on certain chiropractic … (read more).
Flexion distraction is a technique which uses a special chiropractic table to allow the chiropractor to stretch the lower part of the spine in different directions to help restore the normal mobility to the back and take pressure off tight areas. It is a gentle, low velocity technique that many of our patients appreciate… (read more).
An Activator is a hand held instrument commonly used by chiropractors to help release joint and muscle tension, particularly with people where a gentle, low-force approach is required. It is a spring loaded device that delivers an extremely fast and precise impulse, for which the amplitude can be pre-set. It is a comfortable technique, requiring minimal pre-stress of the tissues.
Toggle recoil is a chiropractic technique popular with patients who prefer or need a more gentle approach. The practitioner places their hands lightly on the area of joint restriction and then perform an extremely fast, though very light thrust, quickly removing their hands from the contact point… (read more).
Extremity techniques are treatments applied by chiropractors to help establish normal function of the joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves, in the arms, legs and jaw.
We have sensors in our joints, muscles, ligaments and skin that … (read more).
Applied Kinesiology (AK)
Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system used to help assess the nervous system that complements the standard diagnostic techniques used by primary health care practitioners. It utilises changes in muscle strength as different sensory stimuli are applied to the body… (read more).
Are you sick of recurring problems? Have you wondered why you often feel tighter on one side of your body or noticed yourself more likely sway or fall to one side? Does one arm swing more when you walk or one leg roll out more when you lie down? Perhaps your head is full of endless thoughts about the past or future or you struggle to find words for what you want to say or do maths?… (read more).
An important part of the chiropractic assessment is to check the movement and position of the joints. Restriction in the movement of the joints can cause pain around the area and compensations in other regions of the body. Chiropractors use motion palpation to check the movement of the joints. The joints are taken through their range of movement whilst the chiropractor feels the joint with a light… (read more).
Soft Tissue Release
Trigger Point Therapy Sometimes muscles can developed painful localised areas of tension in response to chronic physical, chemical or mental and emotional stress. Tension in a muscle affects it’s function and can change activity in related joints, muscles and nerves. These areas of spasm can also refer pain, so that the pain appears to originate in other parts of the body… (read more).
To help you recover and reduce the risk of you having recurrent problems, chiropractors at Back-in-Action will recommend specific self-help exercises, ergonomic advice and tips on performing daily activities.
Today’s sedentary lifestyle leaves us all at risk of a variety of tight and weak muscles… (read more).
Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET)
Neuro Emotional Technique is based on a combination of brain research and centuries-old techniques used in Eastern healing. By acknowledging the relationship between the body’s emotional health, environmental toxicity, nutritional balance and structural integrity, appreciative patients around the world enjoy better health… (read more).
Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)
Sacro Occipital Technique is a comprehensive technique which uses body indicators for determining skeletal, cranial, neurological and visceral malfunctions. This incorporates specific techniques which address changes in the extremities, pelvic and spinal bio-mechanics, cranial distortions and temporo manidibular joint … (read more).
Visceral (internal organ) Chiropractic Techniques
Visceral tension is an internal organ which has lost its ability to move properly because it is compressed, torsioned, in spasm or has an adhesion to one of its neighbouring structures.
An assessment of visceral tension is made from the patient’s… (read more).
If you are unsure whether we can help you at Back in Action, contact us to arrange a Free 15 Minute Case Assessment.
From the Preston Chiropractor Team
Getting You Back in Action & Enjoying Your Life Again
Serving the people of Preston and surrounding areas including Southport and Lytham St Annes