The adjustment takes place flexed forward in a chair, making it comfortable for people in acute pain or pregnant women. There are many people suffering with acute injuries which make it very difficult to get on ond off of a traditional chiropractic table. The Pro-Chair relieves this discomfort by allowing the patient to relax in a seated forward fetal style position. Many of our patients tell us they wish they could take the chair home because it is so comfortable. In adition to comfort the chair allows the joints to be flexed open into a position perfect for an effective adjustment.
The Sigma Align computerized analysis and adjusting system is the latest in low force adjusting technology. By using a piezoelectric sensor the Align System analyzes the spine and pinpoints the problem areas. By applying a small force into each vertebra, it senses the feedback from the bone and how resistive it is to that force. It also measures the quality of motion of the bone, too much or too little, and also the smoothness of the joint motion. This information is then charted graphically on a computer monitor, showing the doctor which joints aren't "playing along" in spinal function. The doctor then selects the joints for adjustment and the instrument uses repetitive adjustments to restore joint function. As the instrument is adjusting it also is sensing the motion. When 10 oscillatory adjustments are within tolerance, the sensor has deemed joint motion restoration to have occured and it shuts off automatically. The Align System allows us to work on people who would not normally be eligible for spinal manipulation because we can focus on specific segments very acurately.
The Sigma Align adjusting head, above, utilizes a precise oscillating force with uninterrupted motion. It increases the mobility of the spinal segments by enabling motion in the abnormal areas. You might say the Align head is "unsticking" the joint. Also, this instrument is so advanced, that it adjusts in the subharmonic frequency of the subluxated joint.
Imagine a child swinging on a swingset. If you push and wait for the swing to come back before you push again you get a nice smooth cadence. If you were to push the swing and then push again while the child is on the way back it would end in catastrophy! The Sigma Align adjusts within the swing frequency of the vertebrae, thrusting at the right moment to amplify movement providing a safe, gentle and highly effective adjustment.