ArthroStim® adjustments are another form of adjustment that uses a tool called an ArthroStim® to adjust the spine. It is a handheld tool that is held up to the spine and makes small thrusts at 12-14 pers second. This allows the chiropractor to make adjustments that are more difficult to do by hand.
How can a ArthroStim® Adjustment help me?
In much the same way manual spinal adjustments can help, ArthroStim® adjustments are used to treat:
- Back and Neck Conditions
- Stress and Tension Disorders
- Chronic Injuries
And can help with:
- Improving joint and disc mechanoreceptive activity
- Improving range of motion (ROM), which improves nutritional joint perfusion and synovial lubrication during repair
- Lessening joint adhesions / scar tissue
- Improving vascular supply
- Releasing entrapped synovial folds or plica
- Relaxing hypertonic muscles by sudden stretching
- Unbuckling of motion segments that have under gone disproportionate displacements
This video by The Hayden Insitute is pretty dated, but does a great job of showing the effects of the Arthrostim.
Do ArthroStim® treatments hurt?
Not at all. In fact, some patients are only given treatment with ArthroStim® because of the sensitivity to normal treatment. This treatment is safe for all ages, and the treatment is customized based on each patient’s needs.
How does it work?
While producing small thrusts to the spine , the ArthroStim’s® movement stimulates a patient’s special nerve receptors, called mechanoreceptors. These receptors are activated during most daily activities. More importantly, however, it does not activate your nociceptors, the sensory nerve receptors responsible for sending pain signals to the central nervous system.
noun 1. a sensory receptor for painful stimuli.
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