A chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is the primary chiropractic treatment method for back pain. When vertebrae shift out of place, there is an overall systemic response from the muscular system to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow, our nerves, our immune system, and our minds cannot function at their highest peak.
Chiropractic adjustments relieve pressure on joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function. They have been a trusted form of treatment since the ancient Greek Hippocrates documented manipulative techniques in his writings back in 1500 B.C. Today, chiropractic adjustments are even used to treat conditions such as allergies, menstrual cramps, and headaches.
Dr. Ketteler is a former adjunct professor for the activator method, a low force no twisting or turning technique, for those who are not receptive to manual adjusting.
What is the Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique?
Evolved from 35 years of empirical study and 15 years of clinical research,
the Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique (AMCT) uses the latest
advances in orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examinations to seek
joint dysfunction in the spinal column and extremities for improved patient
care. AMCT uses the Activator Adjusting Instrument to give consistent
low-force, high-speed chiropractic adjustments. Over 35,000 doctors have
been trained in AMCT and 2,100 doctors are Proficiency Rated, making AMCT
the most widely used technique worldwide; a testament to low force patient
What Happens During an Adjustment?
During an average adjustment, the patient is lying facedown on a treatment
table. Using a hand-held device called an “activator”, the patient’s
problem areas are specifically addressed using a low-force and very precise
amount of pressure to remove nerve interference, thereby allowing free
communication between the brain and all systems of the body. Ultimately, it allows the body to heal itself as it was designed to do.
If you would like more information on chiropractic, Dr. Ketteler can be reached at his office at (913) 422-8929.