The most common technique that Chiropractors use to treat musculoskeletal conditions is called spinal manipulation or an adjustment using their hands. There are many different techniques that are used to do these Chiropractic spinal manipulations, which one is used is dependent on the patient and the area that is requiring treatment.
To supplement these manipulations Chiropractors often use mobilization techniques and soft tissue techniques such as therapeutic ultrasound, dry needling and trigger point therapy. They often also work in conjunction with physiotherapists and massage therapists. They can also use various other methods such as drop pieces, activators and flexion distraction techniques.
At Nightingale, the English Chiropractor in Dubai, Dr Oliver uses mainly Diversified technique which is the most common and most trusted Chiropractic technique in the UK and UAE. He also uses various other techniques as listed above and commonly treats patients with the assistance of the Physiotherapists at Nightingale to give his patients the most effective and complete treatment plans.
Diversified technique is very effective at treating spinal problems such as neck pain, mid back pain and lower back pain, in addition to being particularly effective at resolving sciatica.
Other Chiropractic techniques generally used by Chiropractors are:
- Atlas orthogonal technique
- Extremity manipulating/adjusting
- Activator methods
- Graston technique
- Koren Specific Technique
- Gonstead technique
- Torque release technique
- Trigenics Technique