Thompson Drop Table Technique in Center Point

Chiropractic Care in Center Point AL

Thompson Drop Table Technique at Your Chiropractor in Center Point Alabama

The Thompson Drop Table Technique is just one of many methods we use at Lofton Chiropractic Clinic in Center Point to treat and relieve pain. If you have never heard of this technique before, it is something you might want to become acquainted with, because it has powerful pain relieving and healing properties. Learn more about the Thompson Drop Table Technique and what it can do for you.

What is the Thompson Drop Table Technique, and
How Does it Heal You?

This is a technique that was originated in the 1950's by Dr. Clay Thompson. The technique uses an adjusting table with segmented drops. These drops lower various parts of the patient's spine quickly, either in the dorsal, lumbar, or pelvic areas, depending on which area is being treated. The quick drops allow your chiropractor to thrust on your spine at a much more powerful speed, using the most minimal amount of force to do it. The initial thrust begins the movement of the spine, and the drop of the table takes the area of the spine being worked on through its full range of motion. This promotes better, easier, more accurate adjustments, and swifter healing.

When you come in for an appointment using this unique and widely accepted technique, you will lay face down on the table, with no need to take off any clothes. You can also wear your shoes for this treatment. This allows for an easier leg check, to give a common reference point to the doctor of where the heel and shoe are joined on each foot. Leg check is a big part of the treatment. The doctor looks at your legs in their extended position, and will then ask you to flex them to allow the doctor to compare them. This allows the doctor to notice any difference in the lengths of your legs. Adjustments done with the table can even up leg length differences, which makes your whole body more relaxed and work more fluidly and easily.

After your legs are compared, the adjustment will be done, with the help of the table's various drop pieces. The drop piece to be used on you is set to correspond to your weight, and cocked to be dropped. The doctor will then thrust on your spine while also releasing the drop piece so it drops as the doctor thrusts. This removes misalignments of the spine in a much easier, gentle way than traditional chiropractic adjustments. This is why some patients prefer this technique to others.

Frequently Asked Questions About Thompson Drop Table Technique

You may have heard others praising the benefits of the Thompson Drop Table technique -- but what are they talking about, and how might it improve your life as well? Here are answers to some frequently asked questions on the subject at our Center Point AL clinic, Gremmels Chiropractic Inc.

  • What is the Thompson Drop Table?
    The term "Thompson Drop Table" applies to both a piece of chiropractic equipment and a specific treatment technique. Our chiropractor makes use of a special segmented treatment table to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal problems.
  • Is this a new thing, or has it been around for a while?
    Thompson Drop Table Technique is a well-established chiropractic method. Dr. Clay Thompson first patented his adjustable table, fitted with multiple segments that could be moved independently, back in 1957, and it's helped countless patients ever since.
  • How does the segmented table aid as a diagnostic tool?
    One telltale sign of musculoskeletal misalignment is the appearance of unequal leg length. By lying down on the table with your legs straight out, we can observe any differences in the way your heels line up, indicating the need for further chiropractic evaluation and treatment.
  • How does your chiropractor use the Thompson Drop Table during adjustments?
    The part of your body to be treated rests over a segment of the table to be dropped, with our chiropractor's hand resting on the area. We then drop the table segment while the adjustment is performed. The vertical drop makes the adjustment even more effective while ensuring that your body receives the minimal amount of thrust force. This allows for uniquely gentle and comfortable adjustments.
  • What will I experience during a Thompson Drop Table session?
    All you have to do is rest peacefully while the adjustment is performed. You may also a rush of pleasant warmth as your nerve function improves. Sometimes a single session can produce dramatic results; more frequently, we recommend multiple sessions to help you get the full, lasting benefits of your adjustment.
  • Do you combine Thompson Drop Table treatment with other treatment techniques?As with other chiropractic techniques, Thompson Drop Table technique can be complemented and enhanced by other natural healing modalities. We can create a comprehensive plan for you that combine this technique with myofascial release, Cox flexion distraction, Graston technique, and other safe, effective measures.

What to Do Next
Contact us to set up your appointment for your initial exam, evaluation, consultation, and treatment. Better health and renewed energy is only a phone call away. Don't wait another moment to reclaim the good health and pain-free life that is rightfully yours. We know what you need and how to make you feel better. With our experienced and caring staff, your health and well-being are in good hands. Make that call today. You can reach us at (205) 854-3008.


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8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

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Lofton Chiropractic Clinic
1705 Centerpoint Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35215
(205) 854-3008