Thompson Drop Table Technique

When you’re living with pain, you just want relief. At Berkeley Chiropractic Center in Goldsboro and Kinston, NC, Dr. James Sylvia offers the Thompson Drop Table Technique and other effective methods of treatment to restore health and provide relief throughout your body.

Guide to the Thompson Drop Table Technique

Visiting a chiropractor can be a bit intimidating to some. The idea of dealing with forceful adjustments doesn’t seem inviting. And the names of some techniques used can be confusing when you’re not familiar with chiropractic care. The Thompson Drop Table Technique is one that might not sound like it, but is actually a gentle technique. In this guide, Dr. Sylvia at Berkeley Chiropractic Center in Goldsboro and Kinston, NC explains this technique and how it can benefit you.

What Exactly Is the Thompson Drop Table Technique?

This incredibly effective technique utilizes a specialized table known as the Thompson Drop Table that was originally created in the 1950s. It has multiple sections that move independently of the others. This allows the segment beneath the treatment area to be dropped as the chiropractor applies hands-on adjustments.

Don’t let the idea of the segment dropping terrify you, though. It lowers only a small amount – so small that you might not even notice it. In fact, most people feel nothing more than what seems like a slight vibration.

Why Is This Technique So Beneficial?

When using a non-segmented, stationary table, the chiropractor has to apply more force to achieve a full adjustment. This is because the table is keeping your body in place.

However, when the segment drops, that block is removed. Instead, gravity helps provide a precise, fuller adjustment. It allows the chiropractor to use a much lower amount of force. The result is a much gentler, more comprehensive adjustment session.

What Symptoms and Conditions Is the Thompson Technique Used For?

The Thompson Technique can effectively treat anything that traditional adjustments can treat. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Muscle tension
  • Nerve compression
  • Auto accident injuries

For many people, a gentler approach is preferable. And for those who have sustained an auto injury, the gentler the treatment, the better. Whether you’re in intense pain or you just like the idea of a more precise, less forceful chiropractic session, the Thompson Technique is a great solution.

Experience the gentle power of the Thompson Drop Table Technique in Goldsboro and Kinston, NC by visiting Dr. Sylvia at Berkeley Chiropractic Center. You can schedule an appointment by calling (919) 341-1818 today.

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