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Advanced technology, continuing our education, and being at the forefront of the latest techniques, is how we provide quality service that changes our patients lives.

Northwest Kansas Chiropractic P.A. is using many resources such as advancing our technology, updating our methods, and using good caring philosophy to increase the wellbeing and health of our patients. Below is a list of our services.

We have services for every type of problem.
We offer professional services to get your life back on track.

Dr. Eric Griggs is a Proficiency Rated Doctor with Activator Methods. For more information visit Activator Methods.

The Activator Methods® Adjusting Instrument is a handheld tool that delivers a consistent low-force, high-speed thrust. Because it’s 300 times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective. It’s also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees and other joints of the body.

Dr. Amanda Griggs and Dr. Kristin Parker are Webster Technique Certified. For more information visit ICPA. 

As the due date draws near, most babies have assumed a head-down position in the mother's uterus. If the baby hasn’t turned, there is a greater chance of a more difficult breech birth or risky Caesarean intervention.Constrained UterusDeveloped by the late Larry Webster, D.C., this chiropractic technique releases stress on the pregnant woman's pelvis, relaxing the uterus and surrounding ligaments and permitting the baby to turn naturally.Sacral vertebral subluxation complex causes the tightening and twisting of pelvic muscles and ligaments, constraining the uterus. These tense muscles and ligaments prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the proper vertex position. The Webster Technique reduces interference to the nervous system, improves pelvic balance and allows the baby to assume the optimal position for birth.The July/August 2002 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reports that 82% of chiropractors using the Webster Technique reported success.Sometimes, using the Webster Technique the baby can turn in just one adjustment. But usually it takes between three to 10 visits over a several week period.Because the Webster Technique relies on the inborn intelligence of the mother and baby, there is little risk. Correcting pelvic imbalances and reducing tension in the uterus gives the baby the room it needs to turn.

This is a widely used type of chiropractic manipulation/adjustment that includes most of the procedures taught in chiropractic institutions. 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 delivered by hand and possibly with assistance from a table or block. This 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 and is the primary technique used by the doctors in our office.

The Thompson Technique, developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson, has evolved into a system of analysis and a way of adjusting the full spine. The combination produces precise adjustments and high levels of patient comfort. What patients often notice first is our segmental “drop” table.  Individual cushions or “drop pieces” located along our table surface, support each area of your spine until the thrust is delivered. Then, each drop-piece gently gives way, reducing the amount of energy needed to move a specific spinal segment.

Diversified First, an analysis of your spine is performed. This can initially involve a case history and X-ray pictures of your spine. Subsequent visits may include motion palpation, with the chiropractor feeling the spinal joints move as you turn and bend. Or, a leg check may be performed, to uncover an imbalance in the neck or lower spine. With the malposition of one or more spinal bones identified, a specific manual thrust is administered. The direction, speed, depth and angle that are used is the result of years of experience, practice and a thorough understanding of spinal mechanics. The energy delivered during the thrust may produce a slight “popping” sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. This sound may be interesting, but is not a guide as to the value or effectiveness of the adjustment. While improving spinal biomechanics can reduce nervous system interferences, virtually all joints of the body can be adjusted to help restore proper range of motion.

Named after its developer, Dr. Clarence Gonstead, this approach came from his engineering background. His “foundation principle” explains how a vertebral subluxation complex pattern in one area of the spine can produce compensatory changes in another.  To adjust your lower spine and pelvis, we’ll have you lie on your side.When you are seated, we can restore the integrity of your spine without twisting or rotating your neck. Sometimes you’ll hear a slight “popping” sound that we call cavitation. Sometimes you won't. Either way, better health is on the way!

Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) was originally formulated by Major Bertrand DeJarnette (The Major) who was a Doctor (chiropractor and osteopath) and Engineer in the 1920’s. The Major was inspired to go beyond simple spinal adjusting and developed methods of correcting the Cranium, Pelvis, Extremities and Organs. This study brought about a system of adjusting patterns in the body, not just single body parts. The most significant pattern was the relationship between the sacrum and occiput (which became the name of the technique).

An important distinction of SOT is the use of indicators. Each adjustment has a sign or signal that the we use to know when and where to adjust. For example, muscle tension at the knee may indicate the pelvis needs correction, and connective tissue fibers at the base of the skull (called occipital fibers) indicate different vertebra in the back or spine may be in need of an adjustment. This also tells us on the next visit if the correction has been completely or marginally effective.  From these indicators, we design a different adjustment set on each visit, listening to the body each time. It takes study to master this method of care, but it makes for an effective, precise adjustment without relying exclusively on x-rays.

The upper cervical adjustment named, toggle recoil, involves the chiropractor placing the pisiform (Hand) on the Atlas transverse process (C1) to carry out the adjustment. The object is to secure the patient’s recoil reaction. It is necessary for the Chiropractor to acquire complete relaxation in his/her arms and shoulders as a preliminary immediately before delivery. Having accomplished this relaxation as far as possible, the Chiropractor gives his/her external force with great speed, followed by a swift withdrawal of the contact point of his/her adjusting hand, so as not to resist the natural recoil of the patient. The object is to enable the Innate Intelligence of the patient to perform its part in completing the adjustment.

The human skull is comprised of 13 bones that are joined together with sutures (puzzle like structures). Although the sutures cannot be pulled apart, the bones in the skull can be knocked out of their proper alignment, causing indentations or elevations that can be felt on the surface of the head. The onset of your health problems may be the result of an injury to the head.  In fact, recent microscopic research has demonstrated that nerves from the skull and spine control the immune system right down to the cellular level.

IASTM is a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

Intersegmental traction tables gently help reestablish the normal ranges of the bodys spine. Intersegmental traction tables also help facilitate muscle relaxation and reduce muscle spasms. It has been shown that daily use of a intersegmental traction table greatly accelerates recovery progress from a back injury. Intersegmental traction tables Mobilizes the spinal column while simultaneously and gently stretching ligaments and muscles. Intersegmental traction tables increase blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles, thereby improving balance, strength and mobility.

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