I have been practicing chiropractic since March 15, 1999 . and the result of treating thousands of patients, and training with the very top in the profession. I have been using instrument adjusting since 2007 on arthritic joints to get them moving before using manual techniques. This combination has given me twice the correction in a 1/3 of the time. My primary manual techniques are Toggle Recoil, Gonstead and Thompson Technique.
This instrument is FDA cleared and a proven instrument in the profession. It delivers 12 impulses a second which is in rhythm with your nervous system and I can vary the impulse from a few ounces per impulse to several pounds of force per impulse. This is the primary instrument I use in my technique and can be used throughout the correction process for those patients who do not wish to be adjusted manually and often combined with manual adjustments.
When a vertebrae begins to move wrong, scar tissue is formed and generally the joints become stuck from the scar tissue. In time that scar tissue can even calcify leading to what is called osteoarthritis. I use hundreds of impulses with the Arthrostim to get the vertebrae moving into the right direction again to take pressure off your nervous system to get your body to take over in the healing process again. Once the vertebrae has loosened up, I will start using some gentle specific manual techniques to fine tune the correction and the spine.