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Our Chiropractic Techniques

The nervous system is the primary control mechanism of the body. Its relationship with the spine is the focus of the practice of chiropractic. One of the primary techniques used by Doctors of Chiropractic is “spinal adjustment”, also know as a “chiropractic adjustment”. In fact, chiropractors are known as experts who specialize in performing spinal adjustments. The term “adjustment” refers to the physical adjustment of the spinal vertebrae. The goal of such spinal adjustment is to reduce vertebral subluxation and return the spine to a more natural state of health. The word subluxation is derived from the latin terms Sub (less than) and Luxate (to dislocate or be misaligned).

When a patient has a subluxation, chiropractic adjustment can be used to correct the misalignment, which in turn helps enhance joint mobility, reduce pain, muscle spasm, and nerve irritation. Chiropractic adjustment is a highly refined skill acquired during years of intensive training. The technique involves the manual application and/or tool of a controlled force into the spinal vertebrae which have become misaligned and hypomobile (limited range of motion). The procedure corrects vertebral alignment and is often accompanied by an audible or clicking sound. While this sound might be surprising, it is merely the audible release of gas from within the spinal joints.

To achieve optimal results and have the body adapt to balance, patients may receive adjustments and functional restoration exercises over a course of time.

We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our judgment and years of experience.

Think of an adjustment as

Think of an adjustment as “tuning” a piano, adjusting each string so it produces the perfect tone.

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:


After identifying which spinal bones have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is administered to free up “stuck” joints… read more»

Activator Methods®

This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust… read more»


Thompson Terminal Point technique is a system of analysis and a special table that reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine… read more»

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let Dr. Carl Cunanan know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.

Schedule your appointment by calling our Delano office today.