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Palmer Method/Diversified Technique
Here at Advanced Chiropractic Group, one of our most utilized techniques is the Palmer Method/ Diversified Technique. It is used as the primary way to correct minor misalignments of the spine and extremity joints in more than 95 percent of all chiropractic visits in the United States.
The Diversified Technique is taught in all major chiropractic programs. The technique originated in 1904 and was first taught at the Palmer School of Chiropractic. Though, it did not become widely used until 1947 when Joe Janse published his book entitled Chiropractic Principles and Technic.
The Diversified Technique is unique because it is a broadly-scoped manual adjustment that does not focus solely on one particular adjustment type. Instead, it uses theories and technique from a multitude of chiropractic adjustment theories. This allows the Diversified Technique to be used for a wide variety of ailments and injuries.
This chiropractic technique involves the manual repositioning of vertebrae and extremity joints to restore proper function of the joints. It is characterized by a very fast, short, thrust that is delivered with our chiropractors' hands. This procedure is normally administered several times in order to cause cavitation of the joint. An individual typically here popping or cracking as the adjustment is performed.
There are no side effects associated with the Diversified Technique and no medications delivered. This treatment can be used along with other traditional medical treatments.
Our chiropractors performs the Diversified Technique more often than any other chiropractic technique. This is because it can be safely used on nearly every joint in the body. It can be used to treat back and neck pain, sciatica, scoliosis, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, runner’s knee, whiplash, tendonitis and repetitive motion injuries.
To determine if you would be helped by the Diversified Technique, our chiropractor in Santa Barbara will first perform a thorough physical examination. This examination will be used to locate the exact areas of your injuries and to determine the severity of your injuries.
If you are a good candidate, our chiropractor will palpate your spine or joints to determine the exact locations of the misalignments and the severity of those misalignments. Afterwards, he will perform the diversified technique to realign your joints, facilitate proper movement and reduce your pain.
Depending on your injury and its severity, you may need several chiropractic appointments in order to heal your injury. Many individuals feel noticeably better after their first few treatments, and most recipients notice health benefits beyond pain reduction and improved range of motion, including better overall health, less inflammation throughout the body and a better functioning immune system.
To schedule an appointment or learn more about how we can help heal your injuries without medications and invasive surgeries, call our Santa Barbara chiropractic office at 805-681-7322. We are located at 5350 Hollister Avenue, Suite A3.