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How Dr. Brenda Adjusts - Techniques Used

y-strap adjustment on patientDr. Brenda uses her hands to adjust the spine, shoulders, wrists, fingers, knees, feet, and ankles. There are various ways to adjust for spinal misalignment to address pain in the neck, back, extremities (such as shoulders, wrists, knees, and feet) but Dr. Brenda prefers to tailor the adjustment to what a person needs.

Along with using her hands as her main “tool” to adjust, Dr. Brenda has other tools or devices that help address chronic neck, back, hip, shoulder, jaw, and knee pain to name a few.

A very unique adjustment that Dr. Brenda is trained on, is the The Y-Strap adjustment. It has a nickname of “The Big One” or as a Texas chiropractor who trademarked this type of an adjustment calls it, “The Ring Dinger.”

The Y-Strap adjustment works by stretching the spine, particularly the neck and upper back by pulling the head in the Y-Axis of the body.

This pulling force generates a decompression in the vertebral discs. The force applied can have a different speed and force, depending on what a person’s body needs.

Most people feel the movement in their neck and upper back, but some feel the movement all the way their spine into their tailbone. The Y-strap/Y-axis traction technique also allows the joints and muscles to recuperate toward their natural tone. The reason why the Y-strap or “Big One” adjustment is uncommon among the chiropractic profession is because it uses a strap that can be scary at first.

However, Dr. Brenda takes her time and explains the technique before and while she is doing the adjustment to fit your comfort level. Many patients who have received this adjustment love it.

Dr. Brenda likes to use this technique on people who suffer with migraines, headaches, chronic pain in the neck, have a lot of upper back pain or tight muscles. It is also great for those who find it difficult to adjust in other positions.

The Speeder Board is a drop piece and great for adjusting knees. Many people who suffer with knee pain report doing great within a few adjustments using the speeder board drop piece.

Dr. Brenda has taken additional training on how to adjust extremities, such as shoulders, wrists, knees, and feet.

A special clicker type tool called an Activator is a small tool that makes a clicking noise. The trigger on the activator can be loaded at different degrees of tension depending on what a person needs.

Dr. Brenda likes to use the activator on kids who are apprehensive about getting adjusted or on people who do not like adjustments by hand. The activator is also great for working on small joints in the fingers, wrists, feet, toes, and/or ankles.

Lastly, Dr. Brenda uses an Arthrostim. It is a device that is great for restoring proper motion to the individual bones and joints to assist with spinal correction.

It works like a high powered jack hammer and it makes a similar noise. The tension can be controlled on this tool and it can be used to the comfort level of the patient. Not only does Dr. Brenda use the Arthrostim for spinal correction, pain relief, and mobility, but also for specific conditions such as shoulder pain, leg pain, foot pain, plantar fasciitis, and / or muscle cramps.

Chiropractic is a profession that prides itself on an art and philosophy. Most chiropractors adjust with the same thing in mind, and that is to help their patients. There are many ways to adjust the spine which is considered an art. Dr. Brenda Higgins of Dr. Brenda; Chiropractor has been trained in the Palmer Method in addition to Gonstead, CBP, Pettibon, and extremity adjusting to name a few. Any specific questions or concerns you have, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Brenda directly at 612-554-1290.

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