Dr. Weinstein employs a wide range of proven techniques for each individual case. Below, you’ll find a brief explanation of the popular chiropractic techniques he uses in his practice.
Diversified Technique is the classic chiropractic technique, developed by D.D. Palmer, DC. The focus is on restoration to normal biomechanical function of the vertebrae in the spine, and the correction of subluxations. In addition, Diversified methods have been developed to adjust extremity joints, allowing for beneficial applications in treating various injuries, including those from sports, work, and auto accidents.
Cox Technique is a gentle, safe treatment for low back pain, protruded (slipped) and herniated (ruptured) discs. In a study of 1,000 cases, 91% of patients showed improvement in an average of 29 days. This may differ for different individuals and conditions.
Activator Method The Activator is a small hand-held adjusting instrument which delivers a precisely measured, gentle thrust in a specific direction. The activator is painless, effective and swift. This technique is used not only for treating the spine, but is quite effective on the extremities and other joints. This makes it an ideal technique for the athlete or the physically active individual.
Trigger Point Therapy is primarily used to reduce the pain that results from hypersensitive muscles. Trigger points are identified by gently pressing on the
surface of the skin, sensing the texture of the underlying muscle.
A trigger point is like a knot the size of a pea, buried deep in the muscle tissue. It is made up of lactic acid, a normal byproduct of muscular activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle from physical, chemical or emotional stress.
Drop Table Technique makes use of specialized drop-piece mechanisms in the table to assist the adjustment. Individual cushions or "drop pieces" located along the table support each area of the spine until the thrust is given. Then, each drop-piece gently gives way, reducing the pressure needed to move a specific spinal segment.
Our office employs many physical therapy modalities, including ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation and traction to complement our other techniques.
Orthotics: We use Foot Levelers products to correct foot and postural problems.