(AKA “The Gun”)
One of the most common questions we get is how does the adjusting instrument work? First off, its proper name is a Neuromechanical Adjusting Instrument. This is quite appropriate since it is designed to positively influence the nerve system and the mechanics of the spine.
The instrument gives a mechanical impulse to the spine at exactly the correct location. It uses anywhere from 50 to 300 Newtons of pressure depending on the setting we utilize. The main goal of the impulse is to mobilize spinal segments that have become fixated or stiff. The direction of the impulse also facilitates an alignment change in the spine.
The adjustment is twice as fast as other adjusting instruments and 100x faster than manual chiropractic adjustments. This gentle thrust is faster than the body’s tendency to tighten up and resist the adjustment, therefore, it is very effective.
The instrument is firing at 6Hz, which is the proper frequency to optimize spinal motion. The wave form is specifically tuned to the natural frequency of the body that joints, muscles and nerves respond to, optimizing results for patients. This perfect half sin (pronounced “sign”) wave form is ideal for optimizing nerve response.
With over a decade of excellent research and patents, as well as FDA approval, we have chosen these specific instruments because we want the best for you our patients.
If you have any more questions, let me know.