Chiropractic Adjustment

“Chiropractic care” is a catch-all word for over 30 different manipulation techniques. This immediately indicates that not all chiropractors give the same types of adjustments. Every chiropractic visit is designed to enhance physical function, increase range of motion, and lower nerve irritation. 

Manipulation techniques vary in their precision, gentleness, efficiency, and effectiveness. In fact, it is these traits that distinguish instrument adjusting from other chiropractic procedures. Doctors and patients alike appreciate the benefits of this approach, which has propelled it to the top of the list of chiropractic manipulation techniques available today. 

Foundation Chiropractic is honored to be an instrument adjustment specialist. We concluded after reviewing many other chiropractic approaches that this strategy produces remarkable benefits for our patients. Before you schedule your next session with us, learn more about instrument adjustment. 



A portable device used by chiropractors to make a mild and targeted adjustment to various sections of the patient’s body is known as an instrument adjusting tool. This equipment can be used as a replacement to manual manipulation techniques in high-risk populations as a safer, more effective technique of modifying muscles, nerves, and bones. 

Today, many instrument adjustment tools are in use. The ArthroStim, the most recent technology in light-force adjusting tools, is used at Foundation Chiropractic Clinic. This cutting-edge technology resembles and is held in the same manner as a power drill. It generates quick thrusts at a frequency of 12 to 14 hertz, which is higher than that of many other adjusting instruments. This splits the energy of a single manual adjustment thrust into more pleasant high-velocity, low-amplitude thrusts. 

The ArthroStim, like physical manipulation, operates by stimulating particular sensory nerve receptors known as proprioceptors. These are in charge of detecting bodily motion and alignment and alerting the brain that self-correction is required. Simultaneously, the instrument avoids triggering nociceptors, which are sensory nerve receptors that transmit pain signals to the central nervous system. 


Instrument adjustments have been shown to be just as effective as standard chiropractic care at relieving pain and increasing range of motion. Each thrust’s force radiates through the surrounding tissue and joints, where the patient feels the results immediately. Instrument adjustments also have a lesser chance of adverse effects and post-treatment pain than manual manipulation. 


Be aware that activating proprioceptors may cause mild pain or tenderness in some patients after the first or second session. This soreness usually doesn’t last longer than 24 hours, if it occurs at all, and can be relieved by placing a towel-wrapped ice pack on the uncomfortable area twice a day for 20 minutes.  

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Instrument adjustment is becoming more popular as an alternative to manual manipulation among chiropractors. The ArthroStim instrument has the following characteristics that make it the finest tool for modern chiropractic care. 


Instrument adjustment, as opposed to manual manipulation, is a mechanical means of bringing joints back into alignment. The instrument functions as an extension of the chiropractor’s hand, providing for greater control and specificity when determining the appropriate amount of pressure. 

 The ArthroStim can deliver as little as a few ounces of pressure or as much as 40 pounds of force. This enables the treatment of patients of all ages and body kinds, from fragile neonates to powerful bodybuilders. Thrust adjustments also make it simple to treat a wide range of body sections. 


Patients who do not want their spine twisted and popped are generally apprehensive about visiting a chiropractor. With the ArthroStim, It is possible to avoid hands-on adjustments which could be harmful to older, younger, or injured individuals. There is nothing unpleasant or painful about adjusting instruments. During treatment, all you feel is a mild tapping sensation. 


The ArthroStim instrument’s efficiency enables chiropractors to provide their services efficiently at all times. Those who use traditional approaches to treat patients may become tired by the end of the day. The physical labor of manual manipulation is replaced by instrument adjustment, allowing chiropractors to save their hands for sensory feedback and other vital tasks.

Chiropractic Adjustments

Designed to manipulate vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns, or which fail to function properly.

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Uses advanced technology to adjust your vertebrae and produce the relief that increases your comfort and wellbeing.

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