There exists some disagreement when it comes to determining who should get credit for founding this chiropractic technique. Those at Palmer College of Chiropractic claim that D.D. Palmer founded the diversified chiropractic technique in 1895. A large number of professionals in the field give credit to Otto Reinert of Logan University’s Department of Diversified Technique due to his part in refining the process. The Journal of Chiropractic Humanities helps to shine a light on the mystery by stating that the technique was developed over a period in an “evolutionary” process. However, it is clear that the Journal entrusts another chiropractor, Joe Janse, with the start of the technique, which would have been in 1947.
This technique is founded on three primary objectives. The practitioner seeks to bring the spine back in to alignment, repair dysfunctions of the joints, and enhance proper movement. With these three focuses the chiropractor will begin the visit with a full body assessment with the goal of finding the source of the patient’s pain. Because the spine is centrally located in the body the brain uses it as a way to communicate with the entire body. This centrality often results in translocated pain, meaning that pain in other parts of the body can show up as pain in the spine and vice, versa.
Prior to the actual treatment (adjustments) the chiropractor will have the patient lie on the table so they can palpate the spine or extremities to determine what vertebra is out of alignment. The chiropractor may also use x-rays and patient history to guide them in creating the patient’s unique treatment plan.
A treatment plan to eliminate the pain will be developed based on the patient’s unique needs. The technique relies on short (low-amplitude) and quick (high-velocity) adjustments. These qualifiers are what is generally associated with a traditional chiropractic visit.
Once the practitioner locates the vertebra and makes the adjustment the patient should expect to hear the classic popping sounds once they have been adjusted. The chiropractor will forgo the use of any tools or equipment during this type of adjustment and rely solely on his or her hands for treatment. The overall goal for the use of diversified chiropractic technique is to bring back the spine’s full range of motion, not just to push the spine into place.
There are a wide variety of health and body issues that have been addressed, treated, and/or corrected using the diversified chiropractic technique. Disorders of the musculoskeletal system are often treated with the diversified chiropractic technique. Women experiencing pregnancy related issues such as back pain, restless sleep, and headaches have found relief from this technique
The prevalence of migraine headaches seems to be on the rise in today’s fast paced and high stress culture. The diversified chiropractic technique is effective in bringing relief to those suffering. A study looked at 127 migraine patients and found that after two months of treatment with this technique patient’s experienced statistically significant improvements in frequency, intensity and duration of their migraines.
Interestingly, of the hundreds of techniques this method of chiropractic adjustment is the spinal adjustment technique that is taught to students at the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. This technique is taught as a primary form of adjusting the spine in most chiropractic programs in the U.S. and across the world.
Regardless of who is credited with being the originator of this foundational techique, it is clear that this technique is popular among chiropractors. A reported 96 percent of chiropractors state they use the diversified technique to treat 71.5 percent of their patients. With numbers like these, it is clear that the diversified chiropractic technique is effective and will be around for years to come.
It is the vey first technique Dr. Kaminsky learned in chiropractic school. He is very proficient in this technique.
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