Adamec Chiropractic Techniques


SIGMA Instrument Methods™ makes use of an advanced technical instrument for both spinal analysis and spinal adjustment. The system is driven by a sophisticated software package, designed to help the practitioner in locating and treating spinal segmental dysfunction and/or fixations.

Manual Diversified Adjustments

This is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one most familiar to patients. The diversified adjustment entails a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust that usually results in a cavitation of a joint (quick, shallow thrusts that cause the popping noise often associated with a chiropractic adjustment). As the name implies, the diversified technique can be used to adjust many of the joints in the body.

Flexion Distraction

This technique employs mechanical and hands-on adjustments utilizing a special table on which the spine is tractioned and flexed forward. This technique is primarily used in treating cervical and lumbar disc herniations, spinal stenosis, and sciatica pain. Even for patients that have already had back surgery, Flexion Distraciton is a gentle, safe, and controlled treatment option for spinal pain relief.

Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression Technique is non-surgical spinal manipulation designed to treat a wide range of spinal related conditions including: Disc Herniation (slipped and/or ruptured), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Scoliosis, Osteoporosis, as well as post surgical and pregnancy-related back pain.

Activator Method

This technique uses specific protocols to detect spinal subluxation, analyze leg length inequality, identify issues with body mechanics, and test neurological reflexes. The activator instrument is a hand-held tool used to deliver a gentle, fast-thrust, low-force chiropractic adjustment.

Drop Technique

This chiropractic method uses a special table with several segments called drop pieces. These segments are propped up a fraction of an inch so that when the thrust is delivered, the table drops slightly, assisting the thrust while minimizing the force used for the adjustment. Cavitation of the joint may or may not occur.