When you visit a chiropractor for pain relief, there are different types of chiropractic care available. Two of these include manual and instrument-assisted adjustments. If you are wondering which one to choose, take a look at the guide below provided by Dr. Hamedani and our team at Injury 2 Health in Lawrenceville, GA.
What Are Manual Adjustments?
Manual adjustments are what one typically thinks of with chiropractic care. The chiropractor uses her hands to feel, adjust, and manipulate your spine with gentle force.
What Are Instrument-Assisted Adjustments?
Instrument-assisted adjustments are explained in the name – they use specialized instruments to help deliver the necessary adjustments. Typically, these tools are small enough to fit in the chiropractor’s hand. They are spring-loaded and deliver low-force, precise adjustments.
One such tool is called the ArthoStim Instrument. ArthroStim adjustments can provide up to 14 thrusts per second, which delivers a stronger adjustment than manual manipulation. With its precision, it is great for extremity adjustments, disc injuries, neck pain, back pain, and injuries from auto accidents.
Which One Is Right for Me?
Choosing between the two types of adjustments can be confusing. You go to the chiropractor for pain relief and healthier living. You just want your treatment plan to help you achieve that. The truth is that both manual adjustments and those like ArthroStim adjustments can help you experience significant pain relief. However, there are times when one is more beneficial than the other.
Comfort is one determining factor. Not everyone likes the idea of being twisted or having as much force delivered as with manual adjustments. Some, such as young children and the elderly, need gentle care. In these cases, instrument-assisted adjustments are typically the better option, as they deliver great results without the traditional movements of chiropractic care.
Another determining factor is what you are going to the chiropractor for. Sometimes, you need a more targeted adjustment approach. When this is the case, instrument-assisted adjustments are typically used. This includes back pain and neck pain due to auto accidents and disc injuries.
Schedule Your Chiropractic Care Appointment for Pain Relief
To learn more about these options or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hamedani, contact Injury 2 Health. Call our team today at (770) 962-8737 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.