Many seemingly unrelated problems stem from misalignment and malfunction in the spine. This can result in everything from chronic minor pain to partial or complete paralysis of the limbs or body.
The good news is that there exists a field of chiropractic techniques designed to help with the biomechanical problems that people with these conditions face. The diversified technique is the most prevalent and established type of technique chiropractors use. By learning more about what it is, you can understand what to expect from the diversified technique.
What is the Diversified Technique?
The diversified technique is different from other chiropractic techniques in that it aims to realign parts of the spine so that they work better. This results in increased mobility, better stability and a body that experiences less pain.
The most familiar form of the diversified technique is where a chiropractor delivers high-velocity movements to a patient’s back. This works to realign the parts of the spine that may be out of alignment. In turn, it helps to adjust the body so that it can both properly settle back into place and naturally adjust itself to compensate for things like worn discs.
The part that most patients are not familiar with is the fact that the diversified technique can be applied to almost any joint of the body. It is primarily used in the spinal column due to the complexity of issues that may affect it, but your chiropractor may also use it on the joints of your knees, feet or arms.
One other important thing to note about the diversified technique is that it also attempts to treat the neurological side of things. It can help regain muscle control, influence stability and help the overall function of a patient’s treated joints.
How quickly does Diversified Technique Work?
Results concerning the diversified technique treatments can vary. Some patients may see an immediate improvement while others may see the improvement gradually over the course of a few months. The results depend heavily on two things: the skill level of the chiropractor and the natural health of your body.
Newer injuries to the lower back may show immediate improvement after the first few diversified adjustment sessions. Patients may experience less pain while quickly recovering mobility.
Injuries that are chronic and the result of overstressed joints may take longer to heal in older patients. These are the types of injuries that come from repetitive lifting, bending or other activities. Most patients experiencing these will see a gradual improvement in their flexibility and a reduction in their pain with each subsequent treatment.
The thing to keep in mind about the rapidity of the diversified technique treatments is that you should continue receiving them as your chiropractor sees them as necessary. Though you may be free from pain and have recovered most of your mobility, it is possible for an injury that has received an incomplete treatment to relapse into pain and reduced mobility.
This means that the diversified technique produces stable results over a longer period. The body becomes accustomed to functioning as it should, which in turn means that consistent treatment is required until the proper function has been reacquired.
If you are interested in experiencing the benefits of the diversified chiropractic technique, Dr. Chris Caliri at Apponaug Chiropractic Center can help. Our team will work with you to determine the safest and most effective chiropractic technique for your needs. Contact Apponaug Chiropractic Center today to schedule your consultation.