Techniques Used


This technique focuses on the Atlas vertebrae, which are the top vertebrae on your spine. It is these vertebrae that join your head to the rest of your spine. They are a bit larger than the other vertebrae due to the fact that they support more weight, and play an important role in your spine and overall health and well-being.

If your Atlas vertebrae are out of alignment, you could develop the following conditions:

• Asthma
• Allergies
• Carpal tunnel syndrom
• Fibromyalgia
• Herniated discs
• Sciatica

Dr. Johnson, our resident chiropractor, is trained and experienced in a technique that can resolve Atlas misalignment. The Atlas Orthogonal Technique uses tiny and subtle adjustments to the area to get the Atlas back into place. A probe is placed against the neck, which gives off small vibrations that are designed to shift the Atlas's position in a safe and effective way, getting it back into its proper place. Once it is back where it belongs, your head and neck balance is restored, muscle and nerve strain in the area are relieved, and conditions the misalignment caused are eliminated.

IQ Pro Adjuster

IQ is a company that produces leading products in the chiropractic field. Its Pro Adjuster product is a favorite with Dr. Johnson. He places the Pro Adjuster where you are feeling pain. The tool then thrusts at a frequency designed just for you, at a level that will improve motion according to your unique situation, condition, and needs. The frequency can even self-adjust to meet your needs as your motion ability improves. It is an efficient treatment that is easy on both you and your chiropractor, and there is no pain or discomfort associated with its use.

Thompson Drop Table Technique

This method was developed in 1957 by Dr. Clay Thompson. It works on the full spine using a table that is adjustable, and lowers the part of your body where the area of the spine is located that needs to be adjusted. It can lower pelvic, dorsal, and lumbar regions.

When using this method, both of your legs are measured. Because a neurological imbalance affects the muscles in your legs, it can make the legs appear unequal in length. Measuring them lets the doctor know the type of adjustment to use on the drop table.

You then lay face down on the table with your shoes on, and the drop piece on the table is set according to your weight. Dr. Johnson will place a hand lever on the appropriate part of the table. When he thrusts on the appropriate place on your spine, the corresponding area of the table will drop just a bit, which makes the adjustment more effective? By helping the misaligned vertebrae move back into position more easily. The table technique provides pressure on the appropriate area from both above and below, instead of jus above, as in traditional chiropractic techniques, and gets you results quickly, painlessly, and safely. It also eliminates pain and improves flexibility.

Palmer Package

The Palmer Package is actually several techniques that are taught together at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, which is considered the birthplace of chiropractic care. Dr. Johnson uses the Palmer Package on patients who he believes can benefit from it. The techniques in the package include:

• Diversified--This is an analysis of your spine to determine where it is misaligned, and then traditional chiropractic adjustments are made accordingly.

​• The Thompson Drop Table Technique--Already explained above.

• Gonstead--This uses an x-ray of the spine and a small instrument that is heat-sensing to locate misaligned vertebrae. If the misalignments are in the lower back or pelvis, you'll lay on your side for an adjustment. If they are higher up, you'll kneel. These positions allow Dr. Thompson to re-align your spine without any twisting, rotating, turning, or other uncomfortable movements.

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