This technique is the most commonly used chiropractic technique. Not only is it the most common amongst chiropractors it is also what majority of patients are familiar with. The diversified adjustment is able to be used on most of the human body’s joints in order to treat numerous different syndromes. The technique entails a high velocity, low amplitude thrust that results in joint cavitation. This basically means a quick shallow thrust that causes a “clicking” noise associated with the chiropractic adjustment. The objective in the chiropractic diversified technique is to restore proper movement and alignment of the spine and joint dysfunction.
Spinal manipulation is the base of chiropractic technique. This entails a passive manual maneuver during which the three joint complex is taken past normal range of movement, but not far enough to dislocate or cause damage to the joint. Its defining factor is a dynamic thrust that causes an audiable release and attempts to increase the joints range of motion by ensuring its proper alignment.