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The Thompson Drop Table Technique is just one of many methods we use at Gremmels Chiropractic Center, Inc to treat and relieve pain. If you have never heard of this technique before, it is something you might want to become acquainted with, because it has powerful pain relieving and healing properties. Learn more about the Thompson Drop Table Technique and what it can do for you.
This is a technique that was originated in the 1950's by Dr. Clay Thompson. The technique uses an adjusting table with segmented drops. These drops lower various parts of the patient's spine quickly, either in the dorsal, lumbar, or pelvic areas, depending on which area is being treated. The quick drops allow your chiropractor to thrust on your spine at a much more powerful speed, using the most minimal amount of force to do it. The initial thrust begins the movement of the spine, and the drop of the table takes the area of the spine being worked on through its full range of motion. This promotes better, easier, more accurate adjustments, and swifter healing.
When you come in for an appointment using this unique and widely accepted technique, you will lay face down on the table, with no need to take off any clothes. You can also wear your shoes for this treatment. This allows for an easier leg check, to give a common reference point to the doctor of where the heel and shoe are joined on each foot. Leg check is a big part of the treatment. The doctor looks at your legs in their extended position, and will then ask you to flex them to allow the doctor to compare them. This allows the doctor to notice any difference in the lengths of your legs. Adjustments done with the table can even up leg length differences, which makes your whole body more relaxed and work more fluidly and easily.
After your legs are compared, the adjustment will be done, with the help of the table's various drop pieces. The drop piece to be used on you is set to correspond to your weight, and cocked to be dropped. The doctor will then thrust on your spine while also releasing the drop piece so it drops as the doctor thrusts. This removes misalignments of the spine in a much easier, gentle way than traditional chiropractic adjustments. This is why some patients prefer this technique to others.
Contact us to set up your appointment for your initial exam, evaluation, consultation, and treatment. Better health and renewed energy is only a phone call away. Don't wait another moment to reclaim the good health and pain-free life that is rightfully yours. We know what you need and how to make you feel better. With our experienced and caring staff, your health and well-being are in good hands. Make that call today. You can reach us at (205) 854-3008.