Diversified Technique, or Full-Spine Specific (FSS) - This is a widely used type of chiropractic manipulation / adjustment that includes most of the procedures taught at chiropractic schools. This technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one probably most familiar to patients.

The Diversified manipulation/adjustment entails a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust that usually results in a cavitation of a joint (quick, shallow thrusts that cause the popping noise often associated with a chiropractic manipulation/adjustment). As the name implies, the Diversified Technique can be used to treat many of the joints in the body.

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A specific diagnostic technique that provides detailed information on what adjustments your body needs for optimal response and pain relief. A gentle low-force instrument is used in this approach. This style is particularly effective for those that do not like or respond the manual “popping” technique. read more
A very specific diagnostic tool that utilizes muscle testing to determine health issues from structural imbalances to nutritional deficiencies. read more
More commonly known and utilized by most chiropractors, however, execution is very different amongst practitioners. Manual adjustments by some practitioners are very rough and general, known as “the flying seven.” Dr. Severson takes a very detailed approach to care and is comparatively very gentle. read more
A specific adjusting technique that utilizes a table the drops away and assists efficacy of the spinal adjustment. This approach is generally more comfortable for the patient then the typical “manual” adjustment. read more
A machine designed to create an exact, adjustable and reproducible impulse that is very specific to the patients needs. This approach is gentle and can really be effective for difficult cases.
A very gentle approach to therapy, rebalancing pulses and energy systems throughout the body.
A non-thermal laser capable of stimulating deep tissue. The light energy promotes the process of photo-biostimulation. The photochemical reaction in tissue produces an increase in the cellular metabolism rate that expedites cell repair and the stimulation of the immune, lymphatic and vascular systems. The net result is the reduction in pain, inflammation, edema and overall reduction in healing time. This laser was featured on CBS, “:The Doctors.”
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Other conjunctive therapies that may be part of treatment include electrical therapy, ultrasound therapy, heat/ice therapy, massage and natural healing supplemental programs.