Diversified - most common technique used by chiropractors. It is characterized by high velocity, low amplitude thrust. The technique uses a specific lie of drive to restore proper movement and alignment of the spine
Activator Method - uses a small handheld instrument, called an activator. It has a soft rubber tip to deliver a light force to the area being treated
Drop Techniques - chiropractic adjustments are performed on a table in which cushions drop about an inch when thrust is applied to the spine
Nimmo Technique - uses compression to alleviate trigger points and extremely tense muscles that have suffered from trauma, poor posture, and emotional stress
Therapy / Rehab Techniques
Interferential therapy (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) - used to treat muscular spasms and strains. It has a massaging affect to the treating area, and stimulates secretion of endorphins ( body's natural pain relievers), thus promotes healing.
Ultrasound - reduces inflammation by enhancing the cell repair
Intersegmental traction - it induces passive motion to the spine to decrease fixation. It improves circulation of spinal fluids and therefore nourishes the disc, and prevents disc thinning and degeneration.
Diathermy - it is a painless procedure. It delivers moderate heat to the deep tissues, and is used to destroy abnormal cells and tissue. The heat increases blood flow, and helps speeding up the recovery.
Cryotherapy - using low temperature to decrease the inflammation and promote healing
Stretching and exercises
Electro-acupuncture - is non-invasive. Using a specialized electrical stimulus for treating the acupuncture points.
Needle acupuncture - using single-use needles to treat acupuncture points.