This technique has been around forever. The first chiropractic adjustment was given using this technique. This is a hands on technique. The doctor uses their hands to motion and feel the spine for fixations. The doctor then uses their hands to make the adjustment.
The activator technique uses an adjusting instrument. This instrument is a spring loaded tool that delivers consistent low-force, high-speed thrust. The adjustments are comfortable and effective because the body rarely tightens to resist due to the fact the instrument is faster than the hand.
This is a hands on technique where the doctor uses a table with drops built into it to assist in the adjusting. It is also known as the drop table technique.
Cox is a gentle, distraction decompression procedure for low back pain. Cox is an excellent technique for a bulged disc, failed back surgery, leg pain, sciatica, facet syndrome and degenerative disc disease.
To better understand, let's examine the idea of palpation. When a Chiropractor palpates your spine, they are checking for joint fluidity, motion and or rigidity. Improper motion effecting the nerve function is called a subluxation. In a similar fashion to palpation, the ProAdjuster can determine whether the vertebra's motion is too rigid or too fluid. The spine should not be too rigid (hypo-mobile).