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What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a licensed healthcare profession focusing on the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine, to alleviate acute and chronic pain and prevent future injuries. Doctors of Chiropractic, also known as DCs or Chiropractors, are primary care physicians specializing in total well-being. They primarily use a method called ‘adjusting’ to restore and improve joint function to promote a healthy nervous system.

An accurate diagnosis is a top priority for chiropractors, and they are also licensed and trained to provide soft-tissue therapies, lifestyle recommendations, fitness coaching, and nutritional advice. Approximately 50 million Americans receive chiropractic care every year. At Summit Integrated Health, we offer comprehensive chiropractic services and spinal manipulation techniques tailored to meet each patient’s unique needs and goals. To learn more about our advanced chiropractic care in Las Vegas, please contact our office today for an appointment.

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Goals of Chiropractic Adjustment:

  • Restore joint mobility that has become impaired or lost
  • Alleviate pain and discomfort caused by joint dysfunction or misalignment
  • Address postural imbalances that contribute to pain and injury
  • Enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself
  • Promote a better range of motion and flexibility in the affected joint
  • Improve overall physical function and performance
  • Normalize nerve function and communication between the brain and body
  • Reduce the risk of future injury or chronic pain
  • Support the body’s immune system and overall well-being
  • Provide a natural and holistic approach to healing and wellness

Chiropractic Adjustment, aka Spinal Manipulation

A chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation, is a type of manipulation therapy that aims to restore joint mobility and correct postural imbalances. It involves a safe and controlled force applied to any joint in the body, particularly the spine. Accidents, falls, poor posture, desk ergonomics, and poor sleeping positions can stress the spine and other joints, leading to misalignments that cause chronic pain and discomfort.

The purpose of a chiropractic adjustment is to address the root cause of the condition, not just the resulting symptoms. The ultimate goal of chiropractic care in Las Vegas is to restore correct function and mobility to the affected joint and normalize nerve function. Most chiropractic adjustments are painless and provide a feeling of relief. However, in cases of a recent injury, there may be discomfort due to irritation of inflamed tissue, which can be soothed with ice packs.

Symptoms & Conditions Treated:

  • Back pain, including lower back pain and upper back pain
  • Neck pain, including whiplash injuries and text neck syndrome
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Joint pain and stiffness, including arthritis and bursitis
  • Sciatica and other nerve-related pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive strain injuries
  • Sports injuries, including sprains and strains
  • Chronic pain conditions, including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Posture-related problems and muscle imbalances
  • Pregnancy-related pain and discomfort, including back pain and pelvic pain
  • Digestive issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and acid reflux
  • Sleep problems, such as insomnia and sleep apnea
  • Anxiety and stress-related symptoms, including tension headaches and muscle tightness
  • Muscle spasms and tension
  • Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis and other foot-related problems
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction and associated jaw pain
  • Scoliosis and other spinal deformities
  • Herniated or bulging discs in the spine
  • Allergies and other immune-related issues

To learn more about chiropractic care in Las Vegas, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Types of Chiropractic Adjustment

Activator Method

The activator method is a gentle chiropractic adjustment technique that uses a small, hand-held, spring-loaded instrument called an activator. It is an excellent alternative for people who prefer not to be manually adjusted, and it delivers a low force impulse at precise points. An activator adjustment feels like a reflex test without the reflex reaction and is a quick, gentle thrust that can be used as an alternative to regular spinal adjustments.

Advanced chiropractic care in Las Vegas is especially suited for patients with bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, joint inflammation, nerve conditions, and TMJ disorders. Children and seniors often appreciate the activator treatment for its gentle nature, and it is especially useful in sensitive areas, such as the arms, legs, jaw, and neck.


The drop table technique, also known as the Thompson Technique, is a commonly practiced chiropractic adjustment method developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson. It involves using a specialized segmented table that moves up and down in sections to assist in making an adjustment. The drop table can be lifted up a few inches and dropped down 1 to 2 inches to apply a low-velocity force to the restricted joint.

This technique is a great alternative for people who prefer not to be manually adjusted, as the force applied is gentle and assisted by gravity. The Thompson Technique almost always involves a Leg Length Inequality (LLI) test, which helps to determine postural distortions and is considered accurate within 3 millimeters. The drop table technique is especially suitable for individuals with chronic low back pain, kyphotic neck curve, and pregnant women.

Diversified Chiropractic

The diversified chiropractic technique (DCT) is a popular method of chiropractic care in Las Vegas that involves the application of a short, quick thrust over one restricted joint at a time. It is considered the most effective corrective technique and is often called “manual adjustment.” While there are dozens of chiropractic adjustment techniques, DCT is the most commonly used method and the one that most people think of when they picture a chiropractic adjustment.

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Schedule Your Consultation

At Summit Integrated Health, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our chiropractors if you’re experiencing pain or discomfort. During your first visit, we’ll obtain a health history, perform an examination, and develop a diagnosis. We’ll offer various treatment options, including physical therapy, spinal manipulation, and more. We ensure you’re informed about your treatment options at all points. Please schedule your consultation to initiate your journey toward optimal spinal health in the Las Vegas Metro Area.

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