The Impulse adjustment is a treatment instrument used by some chiropractors to treat many types of back pain, neck pain, and headaches (both chronic and migraine).
The Impulse adjusting instrument uses a small, hand-held instrument to deliver a gentle impulse force to the spine with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint.
It is an alternative to the traditional manual form of spinal manipulation, known as the high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) thrust (aka Diversified Technique.) Next to the Diversified technique, the Activator Adjusting Instruments are reported to be the most common therapeutic intervention used by chiropractors.
How the Impulse adjustment instrument works
The Impulse adjustment method uses a spring-loaded, hand-held highly accurate instrument called the Impulse adjuster to provide a quick, low-force impulse at specific points.
There are two theoretical advantages of an Activator instrument-assisted treatment:
- The instrument is so quick that the body’s muscles are less likely to tense in response, and resist the treatment. The lack of muscle resistance may facilitate the treatment effectiveness.
- The applied force is localized and does not add any additional torque or bending movement to the joint.
Ask for a demonstration of the instrument. (We can demonstrate on your finger.)