What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is defined as: a system of complementary medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments of joints, especially those of the spinal column, which are held to cause disorders by affecting nerves, muscles, and organs 

At Complete Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, we use a variety of different techniques to accommodate each individual's needs and comfort.  The chiropractic adjustment is used to ensure proper alignment of the joints which promotes healthy function of the neuromusculoskeletal system.  When spinal vertebrae are out of place, there is more tension on the soft tissue structures that attach to these bones.  Ligaments, tendons, and muscles are under stress and cannot operate to their fullest potential.

The goal of the chiropractic adjustment is to realign the vertebrae by activating the soft tissue structures around it, and using a quick, direct, controlled force to the joint which will improve range of motion.  You may hear a "pop!" sound when the adjustment is delivered... and sometimes you do not.  The "pop" does not mean that the adjustment was good or bad, it is simply the release of gas caused by gapping of the joint.  Synovial fluid lubricates the joints and produce gas as a by-product.  Think about opening a can of Coke and the sound it makes.  

Chiropractic techniques used

  • Diversified
  • Instrument assisted
  • Flexion-distraction
  • Thompson drop
  • Extremity adjusting

Always communicate with your doctor about what is comfortable.  If you have been to a chiropractor before and liked/disliked the way you were adjusted, let us know.  Dr. Zempel is constantly expanding her knowledge and skills with new techniques.


soft Tissue Therapies