Different Methods of Neck Adjustments

Different Methods of Neck Adjustments in Altoona

Chiropractic Neck Pain in Altoona IA

Do you have neck pain in Altoona? Neck adjustments are often the number 1 thing patients are nervous about when seeing a Chiropractor for the first time. In my next series of videos I want to shine a little light on why neck adjustments are important for overall health as well as different methods I can use, depending on the comfort level of my patient, to adjust the neck.

First let’s talk about the benefits of realigning the neck:

  • Relieve neck pain
  • Decrease headaches
  • Increase range of motion
  • Relieve stress
  • Improve mood
  • Improve posture
  • Improve sleep

These really are just a few of the more common benefits patients experience after receiving a neck adjustment. If you’re having an issue that you think this kind of adjustment can help, always feel free to ask.

I have three different methods I use for adjusting the neck based on patient comfort level, specific issues you have been experiencing and history.

  1. The Activator. This is a hand held instrument used to adjust the spine. It is a gentle and very precise way of adjusting the spine as well as the extremities.
  2. The Drop Table. The drop table is a special table that has certain areas that drop down. I have the patient lay on the table then apply a quick thrust which forces the table to drop down. Though the table often makes a loud noise, this is another gentle way of releasing the pressure in the neck.
  3. Manual Adjustment. This is probably the method most think of when they think of a neck adjustment. I can do this with the patient laying down or sitting up. This method entails a high velocity, low amplitude thrust that usually results in a cavitation of the joint.

Each of these three methods are extremely effective in maintaining proper alignment and healing symptoms you might be experiencing. Stay tuned, I will be posting videos of the three different types of neck adjustments to give you a better idea what to expect.

If you have any questions at all leave a comment below or call the office at (515) 967-3007.

-Dr. Dawson


7:00am - 11:00am
2:00pm - 5:30pm

7:00am - 11:00am
2:00pm - 5:30pm

7:00am - 11:00am
2:00pm - 5:30pm

7:00am - 11:00am
2:00pm - 5:30pm

7:00am - 11:00am
2:00pm - 4:00pm

8:30am - 10:00am

Dawson Chiropractic: Marcus Dawson, DC
706 8th Street SW
Altoona, IA 50009
(515) 967-3007