The patient should be in a neutral and natural position. A posture constant chair facilitates this, but using the left arm and hand to support the head is equally effective.
In performing a full spine reading, the dual probed thermal instrument should be placed at the level of S2. In finding S2, palpate for the iliac crest, which gives the approximate level of L4. Then palpate down the spinous processes to the level of S2. Using your Chiropractic index finger to mark the S2 spinous, place the dual probed instrument at the level of S2 and begin an upward glide (if thermocouples are used, the glide should begin below the starting point to ‘condition’ the couples), keeping the spinous processes between the two probes. Stop the reading at the vertebral prominence (VP).
The cervical reading should be performed from VP to occiput. Again, using the Chiropractic index finger, locate the spinous process of VP. Place the dual probed instrument at the level of VP (If thermocouples are used, the glide should begin below the starting point to ‘condition’ the couples) and begin an upward glide of the instrument. The instrument should be level for the majority of patients during the upward glide. At the upper cervical area, the added tissue requires a compression of the tissue and as the instrument comes in contact with the occiput, a roll-in for three seconds begins to capture the uppermost nerves. Stop the reading at this point and review or record the thermal graph reading.
Some great information about how Specific Cervical Chiropractic can have dramatic affects in mutiple types of disorders – what we would call dis-ease.
The removal of vertebral subluxation – the specific subluxation – is the key to health!
In an effort to start the dialog about specific cervical chiropractic, I thought it appropriate to start with the fundamentals. Dr. Crowder always recommended understanding the fundamentals before moving forward into more complex thinking.
What better place to begin then with Chiropractic Technique Notes written by W. Heath Quigley, DC. Once we all have a basic understanding of fundamental Chiropractic terminology and processes, we can move forward.
Please follow the link above to open the PDF file The Chiropractor – Chiropractic Technique Notes
The purpose of this blog is simple – to provide a useful tool on the internet where students can find information pertaining to specific cervical chiropractic (SCC).
What is specific cervical chiropractic?
Specific cervical chiropractic is the advanced application of the Palmer system of Chiropractic analysis and application. It encompasses the traditional views of the Palmer School of Chiropractic (now the Palmer College of Chiropractic) and the advances in the profession since 1961.
The roots of specific cervical chiropractic lay in the fact that it is Chiropractic. It follows the philosophy, science and art of Chiropractic. SCC uses the specific lexicon ascribed to Chiropractic, hence the use of the terms subluxation, adjustment, spinograph and Innate Intelligence. It follows the premise that Chiropractic has a singular goal; to determine the presence or absence of the vertebral subluxation.