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Thompson Technique at Back to Health Center for Family Wellness

Here at Back to Health Center, we offer family wellness through a variety of chiropractic techniques. One of our most utilized techniques is the Thompson Technique, which is also known as the Thompson Drop Table Technique or the Thompson Terminal Point Technique. This chiropractic adjustment technique involves the use of a chiropractic table that has drop sections to help with the adjustment. A specially designed table is used to aid in the adjustment and our chiropractor only has to use a light force to adjust your vertebra. The Thompson technique can be used to adjust the cervical and lumbar vertebrae in order to provide pain relief and lower inflammation around the joint.

female chiropractor using thompson drop table in Alexandria

Benefits of the Thompson Drop Table Technique

  • Better Posture
  • Improved Health and Wellness
  • Improved Sleep and Restfulness
  • Less force used to facilitate the adjustment
  • Less likelihood of being over-adjusted
  • Reduced Back and Neck Pain

Derifield-Thompson Leg Test

The Derifield-Thompson leg test checks for inequality in leg length. Subluxations in the pelvis and cervical vertebrae as well as extreme muscle tightness can result in one leg appearing shorter than the other. Legs may appear shorter in the prone position and with the legs extended, and depending on the findings, our Alexandria chiropractor will determine which joints need to be adjusted.

The Thompson Technique with Our Chiropractor in Alexandria

Our chiropractor in Alexandria offers the Thompson Technique as part of our chiropractic care services to help reduce your neck and back pain. When you come in for your adjustment, our chiropractor will ask about your symptoms and their severity. Then, a Derifield-Thompson leg test will be performed to help identify your misaligned vertebrae.

Prior to your adjustment, our chiropractor will set the Thompson chiropractic table, according to your adjustment needs. Then, a low force thrust will be applied to start the adjustment and trigger the table. The drop section will fall a fraction of an inch to finish the adjustment. This results in a low-thrust, high velocity adjustment that is effective for treating misalignments and helping to reduce your back and neck pain. Most individuals feel some pain relief after their first adjustment, but it may take several adjustments before the benefits become noticeable.

Depending on your injuries, we may recommend other chiropractic care treatments, including massage therapy, acupuncture, cold laser therapy and physical medicine. To learn more about the Thompson technique and how it can help with your neck and back pain or to schedule an appointment, call us at 703-683-7771. When you call, ask us about our new client specials! 

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Chiropractic Office Hours

Monday7am - 12pm3:30pm - 6pm
Tuesday7am - 12pm3pm - 7:15pm
Wednesday7am - 12pm3:30pm - 6pm
Thursday7am - 12pm3pm - 7:15pm
Friday7am - 12pm
Day Open Close
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7am - 12pm 7am - 12pm 7am - 12pm 7am - 12pm 7am - 12pm Closed Closed
3:30pm - 6pm 3pm - 7:15pm 3:30pm - 6pm 3pm - 7:15pm Closed Closed


Massage Therapy Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9am 9am 9am 9am 9am 9am 10am
8pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 7pm 4pm


Acupuncture Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9am 9am 9am 9am 9am 9am Closed
6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 2pm Closed


..I am extremely grateful for the outstanding care that I receive from Dr. Shara, and I highly recommend the Back to Health Center to anyone who is interested in improving their health through high quality care.

Pam V
Alexandria, VA

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