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Our Chiropractic Technique: Thompson

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Chiropractic adjustmentsChiropractic has been around for many centuries, and it has continued to evolve as chiropractors have discovered more about the body’s unique ability to heal itself and perform at optimal levels of health because of proper spinal alignment.  As a result, chiropractors have spent countless hours studying the spine, the central nervous system, and the entire body, in addition to learning to detect spinal misalignments.  Spinal misalignments are any abnormalities of the spine such as twisted, turned, or out of place vertebrae.  Every year, we learn more of the advantages of regular chiropractic care for our overall health.  Experience the benefits of chiropractic care with regular visits to Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor.

Chiropractic Care Is Safe and Effective

For some, the thought of popping or cracking vertebrae in the spine can seem unsafe.  But skilled Charlotte chiropractors ensure that chiropractic care is both safe and effective.  Gentle adjustments from Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic can correct spinal misalignments to remove nerve interference that is the root cause of dysfunction within the body.  Removing spinal misalignments allows for nerve impulses to travel from the brain, through the spinal cord, and to the rest of the body.  When nerve communication is blocked, it can affect our health, from our digestion to our immune system, from our pain levels and even to our mental health.  Whole body health can be achieved with consistent chiropractic care that is natural and safe.

About the Thompson Technique

Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor uses the well-known Thompson Technique to address and correct spinal misalignments.  This technique utilizes a specially designed segmented drop table that allows for minimal force to be applied to areas of concern.  This table allows for practice members to lie face down at an angle that provides a more natural position for effective adjustments.  This technique is also a more gentle approach as it focuses more on the release of pressure of the hands instead of the force of the thrust.  The high velocity, low force adjustments are effective and incredibly safe. They pinpoint specific areas with precision, and all Thompson chiropractic adjustments are neurologically-based and scientifically proven to benefit your body.  Another proponent of the Thompson Technique is balanced leg length.  With proper leg length, our joints are able to function properly, leading to decreased pain and increased balance.  Dr. Lisetor utilizes his drop tables and his extensive knowledge of the Thompson Technique to provide you with a safe and comfortable experience that will improve your health and quality of life.

The Thompson Technique Is Beneficial for All

There are some points in our life when we are more careful of how we take care of our bodies.  For example, children are still growing and can be unbalanced and clumsy, so we are often more protective of them.  During pregnancy, it is our desire to take care of ourselves and our unborn child.  Additionally, chronic back pain or curvature of the spine such as scoliosis can make us aware of how important it is to be careful of how we treat our bodies. Dr. Grant at Greater Life Chiropractic is just as concerned about the health of your spine and body as you are, which is why he utilizes the Thompson technique. With this gentle and neurologically-based technique, you don’t have to worry about injury or harm.  This gentle technique is safe and beneficial for all and can improve the health of children, pregnant women, senior citizens, and everyone else.

If you are looking to relieve pain, improve the function of your body, and increase your health, then chiropractic care and the Thompson technique can help.  Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic can improve your spinal health with his vast knowledge of the Thompson technique so you can feel your best once again.

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Hessell, B.W., Herzog, W., Conway, P.J., McEwen, M.C. “Experimental measurement of the force exerted during spinal manipulation using the Thompson technique.” Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, 1990 Oct; 13(8): 448-53.

Shambaugh, P., Sclafani, L., Fanselow, D. “Reliability of the Derifield-Thompson test for leg length inequality, and use of the test to demonstrate cervical adjusting efficacy.” Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, 1988 Oct; 11(5): 396-9.


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