Treatment (Spinal Adjustment)

Examination and treatment procedure in 7 steps

Step One
You will be welcomed to our clinic and given information about the procedure. All new patients are asked to document the state of their personal health.

Step Two
You will have your first consultation with the chiropractor to discuss your health problems.

Step Three
You will undergo a chiropractic, orthopaedic and neurological examination to build a picture of the vitalistic chiropractic treatment required.

Step Four
The chiropractor will explain if you require any x-rays or, if necessary, a radiation-free computer measurement of the spine (EMG - “ElectroMyoGram”).

Step Five
You will be informed of your examination results at your next appointment. The chiropractor will inform you of the cause of your problem and explain how we would go about treating this at our clinic.
We will only take you on as a patient if we are definitely sure that we can help you. If we are not sure that we can help you here, then we will recommend the best possible specialists that you can see instead.

Step Six
After we have thoroughly explained the vitalistic chiropractic procedure and you are happy, you will be offered a therapy plan.

Step Seven
Treatment starts according to your personal therapy plan with the aim of relieving your pain as fast as possible. How successful the therapy has been is then documented during a full follow-up examination. 

Depending on the results of the follow-up examination, you will be offered a programme for healing your symptoms, stabilising your condition or for further prophylaxis.

Frequency of Spinal Adjustments

Your spinal column is a “muscle and ligament secured” joint structure and not a “bone secured” joint. “Genuine correction” is only possible with bone secured joints and is usually carried out during treatment.

In the spinal column, the individual vertebral bodies stand flat on top of each other, held in place only by ligaments and muscles. In the case of falls, leg length differences on one side or other reasons, this can lead to static misalignments or malpositions, which particularly affects the muscles and ligaments of the “crooked” vertebral joints.

They are shortened on one side and extended on the other side. If the blockage in a joint like this is released, this results in an “adhesion pop”, also known as the chiropractic “crack”. The blockage is released, and the joint can move freely again.

Unfortunately, however, if a part of the ligament and muscle is shortened on one side, this leads to an inevitable repositioning of the vertebra into its old position, which is an incorrect position in this case.

The ligament and muscular structures are only able to hold the manipulated vertebra in its now correct position after repeated adjustments and the right kind of muscle training, usually carried out by the patient at home.

Adjustments should be made on a regular basis in order to achieve lasting treatment success that is beneficial to the patient.

Vitalistic Approach

The vitalistic approach that we apply during our treatments is based on the neurophysiological principle that states all organs are powered by the brain. The brain controls all “life” (vita) necessary in our body via the spinal column and the associated nerves. 

This means that all we have to do as chiropractors is provide the impulse – healing occurs on another level entirely.

Depending on how good of a shape your spine is in and depending on how long you’ve been having problems for, the body begins to work better through the impulses. This applies to the muscles, ligaments as well as all organs. 

The art of the chiropractor now lies in providing this impulse as specifically, gently and precisely as possible. It all comes down to experience and skill, as is ultimately the case in any profession. 

While many manual therapists and also some chiropractic clinics do not put this vitalistic approach into practice and only treat disc problems, headaches and static problems, in our clinic we live by the vitalistic approach, which of course also means that we tend to advise adjusting the spinal column, even if there are no apparent problems. 

This follows the saying: You still brush your teeth even when you don’t have tooth decay.  

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