We have studied and mastered a number of chiropractic techniques to provide optimum care for people of all ages to meet your specific health needs. Please read the following in order to learn about our most commonly used technique.
KST (Koren Specific Technique)
In late 2003, as a result of much research and clinical experimentation, Dr. Tedd Koren developed an improved, gentle and powerful form of chiropractic spinal care that he now calls Koren Specific Technique. This unique breakthrough approach allows patients to be analyzed better than ever before, with the adjustments holding stronger and for longer periods of time.
What is Koren Specific Technique? The procedure is made up of three steps (the 3 C’s):
The first step, challenging, is part of the analysis procedure, and involves gently moving a body part in various directions. In a relatively short period of time the entire structural system can be checked: skull, spine, discs, hips, ribs, sternum, shoulders, arms, legs, hands, feet – anything that is out of position can be analyzed.
The second step, checking, tells me if the body part is in its proper position. The base of the skull is used as a yes/no device. If the challenge moves the body part that’s out of alignment even further out of position, the base of your skull will slightly drop on the left. This is called the Occipital Drop (OD) and is a neurological biofeedback presentation. Thus, we have a binary yes/no system telling us if an area needs or does not need to be corrected or adjusted. This system is akin to muscle testing (applied kinesiology or AK ) wherein a muscle will become weak when confronted with a negative impulse.
Correcting, step three. When an adjustment is needed the area is corrected using the Arthrostim™ adjusting instrument.
We adjust using this tool to gently tap, versus manually adjusting. It resonates at a frequency that activates the mechanoreceptors (which allow your joint to move) but not the nocioceptors (which sense the pain in the joint). The ArthroStim™ allows us to easily and comfortably adjust any joint that we need to, including your cranial bones.
The ArthroStim™ gives patients a very specific adjustment. This technique also permits adjusting in different postures and movements.
This is very important because sometimes a problem can only be reproduced in a certain position. For example, an individual going from a sitting to standing position may not reveal their spinal damage or subluxations when standing only. Therefore, they must be analyzed and corrected in the seated to standing position. This is especially noticeable with people who suffer from unexplained pain, neurological problems and other conditions.
What Does it Feel Like?
An adjustment should not hurt, in fact, most people are amazed at how gentle KST is. KST is so gentle that many newborn babies actually sleep through their first adjustment. Most people feel very relaxed after their first visit and even feel like they might need a nap. Throughout the day, you will feel your body processing your adjustment. Occasionally you may feel a little sore or you may feel a little worse before you get better. You also may notice sensations in other areas of your body. With KST this is normal and expected.
At A Back & Neck Pain Center, our number one goal is to bring true health and wellness to the masses. We look for the underlying cause to many health problems. Some could be simple deficiencies in certain nutrients such as essential fatty acids, minerals, vitamins, amino acids and digestive enzymes. Others may be more invasive such as an immune challenge. Regardless, we use diagnostic evaluations and proven examination methods to determine what whole food organic concentrates and supplements you and your body require to heal, repair, recover and/or maintain a state of wellness. Nutrition is often times a key component in your Wellness Program. It is an essential element in recovering from hormonal dysfunction, unhealthy lifestyles, being overweight, gastrointestinal disorders and a myriad of other health problems. Our goal is to target your health needs, utilize correct supplements for treatment and recovery, and then allow your body to function at an optimal level on its’ own. We only prescribe what you need, when you need it.
A Back & Neck Pain Center also offers different therapeutic modalities to further help with repair and healing ( if needed ). After a thorough examination, a treatment care plan will be put together based on the individual’s findings and symptoms. If needed, we will add therapies such as Cold Laser Therapy, Whole Body Vibration with Oxygen, and/or BEMER to the care plan. Each will be discussed in great detail at your report of findings if they are part of your care plan.
Emotional-Energetic Freedom Technique
Through our extensive research and treatment programs, we have started utilizing, along with many others all over the world, a technique that addresses physical, chemical, and/or emotional blockers. These blockers can cause blockage in our body’s energy system and stop or slow down the body’s ability to repair and heal. We use an extremely effective testing procedure to isolate the blockers that are present, and successfully have been treating these blockers. This allows the body to advance into repair and healing. Examples of conditions that may have these conscious or subconscious blockers are: pain, phobias, tragic memories, irresistible urges, difficult emotions and anxiety.
If you live near our practice in Brazil, IN we’d love to see you in person. But don’t feel limited by geography. Even if you live a thousand miles away — as some of our patients do — you can schedule a thorough and deeply informative phone consultation with the doctors from the comfort of your own home. To set up a phone consultation, please call us at 812-448-8404.