How We Do Adjustments
The doctors at Sioux Falls Chiropractic use a variety of different chiropractic techniques. This enables us to customize the technique to your individual needs, limitations and concerns. Whether you seek the diversified method, Gonstead technique, seated cervical method, activator method, manual or Palmer method, table assisted or Thompson technique, or even if you have no idea what you would prefer, we are happy to serve you at Sioux Falls Chiropractic.
Our doctors each use an integrated method of chiropractic care - combining the best parts of all chiropractic techniques. This allows the doctors at Sioux Falls Chiropractic to tailor their techniques to your specific preferences. Below are some common concerns and questions we get about our adjustment methods.
Will I hear cracking?
Only if you want to! We can provide silent adjustments. We have found that a quiet adjustment is especially helpful for those with sensory issues who may be put off by the traditional popping sounds of a chiropractic adjustment.
I’ve had back surgery (or knee, hip, etc). Is it safe to get an adjustment?
Absolutely. But it is important to let your chiropractor know that you had surgery so you can discuss the best adjustment options for your specific situation. Regular chiropractic adjustments are an important part of the healing process after back surgery, helping you regain mobility and function and preserving the health of the rest of your spine. Our doctors also work closely with orthopedic surgeons if you have any concerns about your spinal health or previous surgeries.
Will it hurt?
Chiropractic adjustments rarely cause discomfort, however you may experience mild soreness or aching after treatment, similar to the ache after a workout. The amount of discomfort largely depends on the severity of your issue. And this minor pain usually resolves within 12-48 hours unlike traditional medication methods which just mask the issue.
Can you use the little punch thing (or can you NOT use the little punch thing)?
The little punch thing is called an activator. It looks like a miniature hand-held pogo stick and is a great method of adjusting the spine with a large amount of pressure in a tiny surface area. It works well for some individuals and applications, while others do not prefer it. All of our doctors at Sioux Falls Chiropractic are trained to use the activator method if that is what you prefer.