This is often on of the responses we get when we tell people that one of the adjusting techniques we use is called drop table.
They often think of a table dropping out of the sky. At least I do.
Here is what an actual drop table looks like that is used for this technique of chiropractic adjusting.
Basically here is how it works. The table has different sections that get raised up about 1 or 2 inches in relation to the rest of the body. The part of the drop table that gets used will usually correspond to the area of the spine that need to be adjusted (although this is not always the case). After a section of the table is raised slightly it is locked in place and the tension of the table is adjusted based on the patients body weight. When extra pressure is applied to the table (or body part on the table), the table will release thus dropping down, making that part of the body fall as well. When the drop table section stops the momentum of the body will continue on a little bit. it is this momentum of the body that is actually used to perform the drop table adjustment.
Sounds complicated, but it’s actually pretty simple. Once you see the table it is much easier to picture.
Drop table is commonly used for lower back problems, such as sciatica, lumbar plexus disorder, disc injuries and herniation, as well as many other problems of the lower back. The drop table can also be used for adjusting the mid back and neck. The occasions that our office would use the drop table include those case such as the ones mentioned above but that also have some other complicating factor such as: osteoporosis, an acute injury of the lower back, muscle spams, elderly patients, or sometimes someone just doesn’t like the popping sound that is often present with a diversified or gonstead adjustment.
If you have any question please feel free to give us a call to discuss your situation. We are always here to help.