Discover the Diversified Technique for Low Back Pain

Written By Eastside Chiropractic on January 1, 2018

When it comes to chiropractic techniques, one of the oldest and most used is a high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) technique, which includes the diversified technique. 

Experts have hailed spinal manipulation in the treatment of several conditions – not just for back pain. These include lower- and upper-extremity joint conditions, neck pain, neck-related headaches, and migraines. 

But what does the diversified technique involve and how can it help your low back pain? 

The Causes of Low Back Pain

The pain you’re experiencing in your lower back may be due to a number of things. It is often caused by a pulled or torn ligament or muscle, arising after you’ve lifted a heavy object, have moved suddenly, received a sports injury, or have poor back posture. 

A low back strain or sprain may occur suddenly, or it may develop slowly if you’re subjecting your back to repetitive movements on a regular basis. Soft-tissue injuries and mechanical issues are normally at the root of these problems.

Even though your low back pain might be acute at the start, if left untreated, it can become chronic. That’s why it’s important to seek the advice of your chiropractor in Watkinsville during the early stages so you can limit the symptoms’ severity and time. 

How the Diversified Technique Works 

There are a number of approaches toward HVLA manipulation, with the diversified technique being one of the most popular. It’s traditionally associated with chiropractic care and involves chiropractors applying a low-amplitude (short), high-velocity (quick) thrust to any restricted joints. Treated one at a time, the goal of this technique is to restore the joint’s normal range of motion. Throughout the treatment, the patient’s body is positioned in different ways that will optimize this spinal adjustment. 

The adjustment of the joint often results in joint cavitation, where an audible pop is heard as the gas is released. Releasing carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and oxygen from the joint helps relieve some of its pressure. For the majority of patients, this is a relieving sensation, however, some may experience mild discomfort which lasts for a short while. This tends to occur if the patient is tensed during the technique or the surrounding muscles spasm. 

Other HVLA techniques include the Gonstead adjustment and the Thompson Terminal Point (or drop) technique. The most effective technique for your pain will be advised by your chiropractor. 

If you’re suffering from low back pain, it’s time to get in touch with us. Following an in-depth examination we’ll be able to advise what treatment is needed, helping to alleviate your pain in no time at all.


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