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Disc Adjusting

Disc Adjusting

The Directional Non-Force Technique® Chiropractic approach does not use typical Chiropractic adjusting methods. The D.N.F.T.® Chiropractic adjustment usually includes an adjustment or several adjustments to the intervertebral disc above and/or below the vertebral segment adjusted.  In addition, ligaments and muscles are part of the functional anatomical unit and are adjusted as well. The adjustment is delivered by hand with a contact by the thumb or with a wooden tool in hand to assist in areas of resistance.  Only a few ounces at maximum are used in this adjustive thrust.

There are several different kinds of disc problems.  Typically, there is a diffuse disc bulge accompanying a vertebral subluxation (alignment problem less than a dislocation causing nerve pressure and dysfunction).

When the condition is more severe, the Intervertebral Disc bulges in a specific direction, although this usually ia accompanied by a diffuse disc bulge.  Fortunately, the prognosis is excellent in most cases when almost any disc bulge is present.  Why not try a few DNFT® Chiropractic adustments before surgical options are explored?

Dr. Harlan Sparer, Tempe Non Force Chiropractor