So which adjustment or technique is right for you? Many patients benefit from traditional manual manipulation while others experience substantial gains from the use of chiropractic “tools’ like the ArthroStim which falls under the category of Neurological Assit techniques.
The ArthroStim is a handheld instrument that produces a precise force, from just a few ounces to 40 pounds; the amount determined by the patients need. Avoiding the twisting, turning and “cracking” that can accompany a chiropractic adjustment is paramount to some patients who would otherwise not benefit from chiropractic care. Some larger or less flexible patients also reap significant benefits from treatment with the ArthroStim.
The rhythm and frequency of impulses produced by the ArthroStim is said to reverberate through the joint and into more distant tissues, which in turn releases more distant trigger points. This controlled repetitive input is said to stimulate “only mechano- and proprio-receptors without activating pain receptors.”