Upper Cervical Specific Adjustment
An Upper Cervical Specific adjustment is delivered only when nervous system dysfunction is present as indicated by thermography and other examinations. When clinically necessary, a specific adjustment is made to the misaligned segments. This is a quick, impulse-type thrust applied to the upper part of the neck. It is safe for patients of all ages.
After the adjustment, the patient undergoes post-adjustment neural recuperation and is placed in a recumbent position for approximately 20 minutes to allow the body to accommodate the adjustment and allow for a longer holding adjustment. Following the post-adjustment recuperation, the patient is scanned with the infrared thermography one last time to confirm that the correction has been made.
Full Spine and/or Extremity Adjustment
In some rare instances (less than 5%), patient evaluations indicate misalignments in their lower spine affecting extremity joints. In these cases, Dr. Peterson performs a full spinal adjustment to unlock the vertebrae, thereby restoring proper motion in that particular segment.
After a chiropractic adjustment has been made, the nervous systems reboots itself. During this critical period, patients are treated to a Human Touch Perfect Chair in zero-gravity position while enjoying a spa-like experience. The post-adjustment neural recuperation is necessary for increased neuroplasticity, or the ability to “re-wire” your brain in order to stimulate healing and restore proper function.