There are a variety of techniques now in use by chiropractors to aid in the adjustment of their patients. However, the original method developed by Dr. D. D. Palmer is the manual adjustment.
Chiropractic corrections known as an adjustments are typically performed on a special chiropractic table and paitents offen find relief is noticed immediately. Chiropractic adjustments often take between 10-15 minutes, but can be longer if there is a significant amount of soft tissue (i.e. tendon, ligament or muscular) constriction. Longer adjustments can range from 20-45 minutes, and often incorporate a combination of other therapies which help reduce the tension in the soft tissues.
A manual adjustment consists of a firm, yet gentle, corrective movement of the neck, mid or lower back. A corrective mobilization is used to rectify an extremity (i.e., rib, shoulder, wrist, elbow, hip, knee, or ankle) which is fixated. Manual adjustments, when performed correctly, allow a degree of finesse not usually found with any technological device, such as activator.
At Health Matters, Dr. Bulmash uses his own chiropractic system known as Torque Reset to optimize the biomechanics, nervous system, immunity, and the patient's ability to think, function and perform.
The cost of a chiropractic adjustment 's may range from $35-50 for children and seniors, to $80 and up for teens and adults. Fees are based upon the complexity of the case and the amount of time needed to resolve the issue.