Low Force Chiropractic Technique
Introduction & Mechanism of Action
By Dr. Farzad Farahmand:
Low Force Chiropractic Adjustment Technique provides an excellent option, particularly to those patients who are afraid of the popping and cracking sounds involved in the traditional, manual Chiropractic adjustment.
This type of adjustment is done by softly and gently stimulating the joints, through a hand held instrument called the Arthrostim. The thrusts are often painless and are described by patients as feeling pleasant.
This type of adjustment works by the high speed of the thrust of the Arthrostim instrument, eliminating the need for a high force thrust on the spine which may sometimes feel painful to the patient. Another very effective feature of this technique is the precise repetitive thrusts up to 12 times per second that the Arthrostim instrument can provide.
In order to correct misalignments in the spine, in addition to moving the bones to relieve any stress on the nerves, the Arthrostim instrument is also capable of stimulating the pressure receptors, also referred to as mechanoreceptors, found within the joints of the spine. Pressure receptors or mechanoreceptors sense pressure as the joints move in our spine, sending healthy signals to the Brain, letting the Brain know of the proper functioning of the spinal joints. In case of injury and trauma to the spine, joints become fixated and their movement becomes either limited or completely stopped, therefore also limiting or stopping healthy communication between the spinal segments and the Brain.
The pressure receptors, as they are stimulated, communicate with the Brain, letting the Brain know of the health status of that area. In case of trauma or injury, as the pressure receptors are stimulated by the Arthrostim instrument, the Brain sends electric impulse or Life Force to the injured area in order to correct any misalignment or muscle spasm around the joints, helping to heal the area and therefore decreasing or eliminating pain.
Among other actions of the Arthrostim instrument besides correcting spinal misalignment, is also relaxing the muscles around the spinal joints, by instantly removing any muscle spasm that may be putting pressure on the nerves, therefore decreasing or removing pain.
Following the adjustment, patients often report feeling an immediate sense of lightness and relief, and describe their experience as being painless and pleasant.
For more information and to make an in office appointment, please call 818 501 2000
Medicare insurance Accepted
Farzad Farahmand, D.C.
22020 Clarendon Street Suite # 101
Woodland Hills, Ca. 91367