Too many people suffer everyday from chronic or nagging pain that could be relieved with the right chiropractic care.

Having a chiropractor you know and trust to help you get free from pain is an essential part of a healthy, active life.

At Bristol Chiropractic, we provide general chiropractic manipulation as a non-invasive solution tailored to your unique musculoskeletal needs. We offer a variety of specialized techniques, including Diversified, Flexion-Distraction, Thompson Drop Table, and Instrument Assisted, carefully chosen to suit your individual tolerance. Through manual adjustments, our goal at Bristol Chiropractic is to correct restricted spine and joint segments, enhance your mobility, alleviate discomfort, and improve your overall well-being. We take pride in selecting the technique that aligns with your clinical assessment and preferences, striving to find the perfect technique that suits your tolerance.

Diversified Technique

The Diversified chiropractic technique is a widely-used approach that provides numerous benefits. It offers precise and targeted manual adjustments to correct misalignments in the spine and joints, leading to improved joint mobility and function. This technique can effectively relieve pain, enhance posture, and optimize overall musculoskeletal health.

Its adaptability allows chiropractors to tailor treatments to each patient's unique needs, making it suitable for a wide range of conditions. Diversified chiropractic care is a trusted and time-tested method, provides patients with natural and personalized solutions for their physical well-being.

Flexion-Distraction Therapy

Flexion-distraction therapy, a gentle chiropractic technique, offers effective relief for conditions such as disc herniations, spinal stenosis, and sciatica. It works by carefully stretching and decompressing the spine, reducing pressure on spinal discs, improving disc hydration, and providing pain relief. This therapy enhances spinal mobility, increases circulation to affected areas, and helps patients regain range of motion while minimizing discomfort. It's a non-invasive, conservative approach, making it an excellent choice for individuals seeking natural, effective treatment for a range of spinal issues, ultimately promoting healing and overall musculoskeletal well-being.

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Thompson Drop Table Technique

The Thompson Drop Table technique is a chiropractic method designed to address spinal misalignments and joint issues. It involves the use of a specialized treatment table equipped with drop segments that can be lowered slightly during the adjustment process.

Chiropractors apply controlled and quick manual thrusts to specific spinal areas while the table segments drop, allowing for a gentle and precise adjustment. This technique enhances joint mobility, reduces pain, and promotes overall spinal health. Its innovative design ensures that adjustments are comfortable and tailored to individual patient needs, making it an effective and widely utilized approach in chiropractic care.

Instrument Assisted Adjustments

The ArthroStim device offers patients seeking chiropractic care a gentle and precise solution for addressing joint and spinal issues. Its low-force, targeted adjustments are comfortable and reduce discomfort, making it suitable for those with sensitivity or pain.

Our chiropractors can provide personalized treatments, ensuring effective results by enhancing joint mobility, relieving pain, and improving overall musculoskeletal function. The ArthroStim's consistency and patient-friendly approach make it an accessible and appealing option for individuals seeking natural solutions to their health concerns.

What Does A Chiropractor Treat?

A chiropractor can help with aches, pains, creaks, and sprains. If you have an issue with your musculoskeletal system, a chiropractor can provide you with non-drug therapy options.

Treatment that a chiropractor may offer includes:

  • Adjustments: To reduce discomfort and increase range of motion by gently realigning joints.
  • Soft-tissue therapy: To reduce muscle spasms and tension in the connective tissue that surrounds each muscle (fascia).
  • Exercises and stretches: To restore and maintain joint stability and mobility.
  • Joint bracing/taping (Kinesio taping): To support sprained joints or muscles as they heal.
  • Referrals to integrative medicine experts: For diet and nutrition advice on how to minimise inflammation and/or promote healthy eating in order to lose weight.
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Extremity Adjustments

At Bristol Chiropractic, we offer specialized extremity adjustments to address issues in the arms and legs, including shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles.

Whether you're dealing with sports injuries, joint pain, or restricted mobility in your extremities, our tailored approach can help you find relief and enhance your overall musculoskeletal health. Discover the benefits of extremity adjustments at Bristol Chiropractic and take the first step towards improved mobility and well-being.

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Chiropractic Care For Nagging Neck Pain

Neck pain is the second most common reason patients visit a chiropractor.

Changes to daily habits, postural stresses, and workstation ergonomics are among the most common activities resulting in a stiff or painful neck.

If neck stiffness is left untreated, a person may experience restricted joints and less range of motion. Spinal manipulation, delivered by chiropractors, has unrivaled success and safety for these types of neck pain.

Manipulation, in conjunction with exercise and postural reeducation, often alleviates symptoms quickly.

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Chiropractic Care For Chronic Pain

A chiropractor will spend time with you to understand your unique pain presentation.

They will ask questions, perform a physical exam, and possibly order imaging to understand your condition entirely. Your pain is multi-dimensional, affecting many areas of your life—and so should your treatment plan.

A chiropractor can carefully craft a care plan to attack all of the postures, activities, hobbies, and stresses that may be resulting in your chronic pain.

Chiropractic Care For Headaches

Headaches affect almost half of the population. 15-25% of all headaches originate from the cervical spine.

Successful managing headache patients requires a multifaceted approach with spinal manipulation as a cornerstone of treatment. Several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of spinal manipulation for these types of headaches.

A recent study in The Spine Journal found that spinal manipulation cuts the number of symptomatic headache days in half, and the number of treatments has a linear dose-response to improvement.

Chiropractors can quickly identify the type of headache and the most appropriate treatment strategy.

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Chiropractic Care Can Aid You In Avoiding Long-Term Opioid Dependence

Opioid prescriptions typically have one common cause—acute pain.

However, most acute pain is due to musculoskeletal damage, sometimes referred to as mechanical neck and back pain. Mechanical pain does not typically respond well to a chemical solution (opioids).

This ineffective treatment leads to diminished outcomes and chronic use. Opioid dependence, tolerance, and addiction often commence following an acute problem such as dental procedure, surgery, or injury. More than 25% of chronic use follows post-operative or injury-related pain. 

Here is how chiropractors are helping with the opioid epidemic:

  1. Chiropractors specialize in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal disorders: their primary responsibility to the patient is to fully diagnose them—not treat them.
  2. Chiropractors' unique training allows them to find what is causing the pain and work towards finding a solution—not just covering it up.
  3. Chiropractors select the right treatment, for the right patient, at the right time to resolve problems quickly.
  4. As a profession, chiropractors are an integrated part of the solution to the opioid epidemic.

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