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Thompson Drop Table Technique FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Thompson Drop Table Technique with our Birmingham Chiropractor

Chiropractor adjusting patients back on a table

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 Birmingham 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.

Want More Answers? Drop By Our Clinic

If you're intrigued by the Thompson Drop Table Technique as an answer to your own health issues, drop by our clinic to learn more and experience this technique for yourself. Call (205) 854-3008 today!


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