Services & Techniques

At Primal Chiropractic we focus on wellness for everyone. We see all types of patients, not athletes alone. No matter your age or athletic level, Primal Chiropractic offers solutions and treatment for you. We evaluate you as a whole person, not just focusing on your symptoms or looking at you as a case study. We base our treatments on your ailments, comfort level, and your daily activities. When you come to Primal Chiropractic you will not only feel better, but we will help you live a happy, healthy, pain-free life. It doesn’t get better than that.

Each patient is treated as an individual at Primal Chiropractic.  We will evaluate your needs and may utilize a variety of treatments and techniques best suited to your needs.

Treatments offered include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
Chiropractic extremity adjustments
  • Electrical muscle stimulation
Ultrasound therapy
  • Intersegmental traction
Heat therapy
  • Ice therapy
Therapeutic exercise
  • Digital x-ray

Techniques offered include:

  • Gonstead
  • Diversified
  • Thompson Drop
  • Cox Flexion-Distraction
  • Muscle Activation Technique

We offer a variety of adjustment techniques to suit your personal and a physical needs. From gentle flexion to direct, agressive realignment, our expertise and understanding of the human body will provide you with results in a manner with which you are comfortable. Explanations of the various techniques offered at Primalchiropractic are below. We will work with you to find the right technique -or combination of techniques-for you.

Named after its developer Dr. Clarence Gonstead, this technique corrects misalignments of the spine or “subluxations” using manual adjustment. The neck adjustments are performed with the patient seated in a chair. The middle back adjustments are performed with the patient lying on their stomach. The low back adjustments are performed with the patient lying on either their right or left side. With all Gonstead adjustments to the spine a slight “popping” sound may be heard, this is called a cavitation. Sometimes there will be no audible sound. Either way, better health is on the way! The Gonstead Technique is acknowledged as one of the safest systems of evaluating and caring for the spine.

An analysis of your spine is performed.

With the malposition of one or more spinal bones identified, a specific manual thrust is administered. The direction, speed, depth and angle that are used is the result of years of experience, practice and a thorough understanding of spinal mechanics.

The energy delivered during the thrust may produce a “popping” sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. This sound may be interesting, but is not a guide as to the value or effectiveness of the adjustment. By correcting the malposition of one or more spinal bones the nervous system will be able to function without interference allowing the body to function to its maximum potential.

Thompson Drop
The Thompson Technique, developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson, has evolved into a system of analysis and a way of adjusting the full spine. The combination produces precise adjustments and high levels of patient comfort. Individual cushions or “drop pieces” located along our table surface, support each area of your spine until the thrust is delivered. Then, each drop-piece gently gives way, reducing the amount of energy needed to move a specific spinal segment. So unique is this approach, Dr. Thompson was granted a patent in 1955. Since then, because of its precision and patient results, it is a technique used around the world.

Cox Flexion-Distraction
This is a gentle, non-force adjusting approach. The movements of this table help traction the spine, opening up compressed spinal discs and reducing pressure on facet joints of the spine.
Named after its developer, Dr. James Cox, this highly-effective technique combines osteopathic principles with the specific, highly-directed approach used in chiropractic. The combination offers a conservative resolution of low back and leg pain that often averts the need for surgery.

The Cox Flexion-Distraction technique we use gives us the ability to place spinal joints in a more normal motion and position without pain or aggravating your condition.

By lying on the table, neutralizing the effects of gravity, we’re able to gently separate spinal joints and move them through a more normal range of motion. Gently drawing apart each joint like an accordion allow,s the spine to reset, and the pumping action enhances soft tissue nutrition and rehabilitation. Patients find this surprisingly pleasant. We find it powerfully effective.