Our Chiropractic Techniques
Dr. Cohen uses several chiropractic techniques in his structural, corrective approach. Prior to getting adjusted, each patient performs various structural exercises. These exercises help warm up the spine similar to warming up before working out. Here are the 3 exercises:
The Wobble Chair: used to loosen up the low back and help improve range of motion in the lumbar spine.
Cervical Traction Unit: used to strengthen the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the cervical spine (neck) to help improve the structure and cervical curve.
Flexion/Distraction Table: used to help "pump" the lumbar discs in order to rehydrate tired or damaged tissues. The discs act as shock absorbers in the spine and can get worn out from sitting too long or through various activities or injuries.
The Chiropractic Adjustment:
After the structural exercises, the adjustment takes place. Dr. Cohen uses a combination of Gonstead, Diversified, Thompson, and Activator techniques. No two patients are identical, so Dr. Cohen alters his adjustment each time depending on who he is helping.
Once the chiropractic adjustment is completed, the patient then enjoys a rest period on the intersegmental traction massage table. This is an amazing way for the patient to relax and help keep the adjustment in place so it lasts as long as possible.