As technology advances, so do chiropractic techniques. An Arthrostim® adjustment involves the use a special instrument that produces a speedy thrust and recoil motion, similar to the way Dr. Craig uses his hands to adjust the vertebrae in the back. The benefit of the instrument is that it performs this high-velocity, low-amplitude motion 12 times per second, and is targeted to a very small area. The force of the thrust radiates through the joint and the tissues that surround it, releasing trigger points that are often the cause of muscle spasms.
The Arthrostim’s® movement stimulates the patient’s special sensory nerve receptors, which are responsible for detecting the proper motion and alignment of the body’s muscles and joints, signaling that all is well; however, at the same time it avoids stimulating the sensory nerve receptors responsible for sending pain signals to the central nervous system.
The use of instrument adjusting, such as with the Arthrostim®, allows for fewer side-effects and less post-treatment muscle soreness. If this seems like a form of treatment you may be interested in, consult with Dr. Craig and ask him if it may be possible to incorporate Arthrostim® adjusting into your treatment regimen.