SIGMA Therapy Offers Unprecedented Precision for Chiropractic Treatment
When most people imagine their first appointment with a chiropractor, they imagine something not unlike a typical massage therapy session—manual manipulation, in chiropractic parlance.
While manual spinal manipulation has long been —and remains— one of the most important treatments in the chiropractic field, modern medical technology offers much more.
For instance, in order to offer the most effective treatment, a chiropractor needs precise data about the patient. Whereas the first chiropractors would use leg-length analyses or static listing formulas to determine the best course of action for each patient, 21st century chiropractors have access to highly advanced technical instruments for spinal analysis such as SIGMA instrument methods™, and equally sophisticated tools for spinal adjustment.
What is SIGMA Therapy?
SIGMA Instruments is a chiropractic industry leader that produces both analytic and treatment instruments that combine tradition with state-of-the-art technology. Chiropractors that offer SIGMA therapy are able to provide patients with treatment that is more precise and more effective than nearly any other option currently available.
For example, the Sigma Ultralign uses aerospace technology to determine —in a completely non-invasive manner— which spinal vertebra are out of alignment. Patients with chronic pain who are afraid of undergoing manual adjustments can have their spinal structure analyzed quickly and professionally.
SIGMA instruments also improve on the promise made by manual manipulation by providing computer-controlled therapeutic analysis and manipulation. These tools can deliver single impulse corrective forces or oscillating percussion at up to 12 percussions per second—far more than a chiropractor's hand, and with far greater precision.
Computer-controlled treatment, such as that offered by the DOC Decompression Table, allows for greater control of chiropractic treatment, resulting in higher efficiency rates. This tool is designed to treat pain caused by disc bulge and disc herniation. Compare the 90% efficiency rate of the DOC decompression table with that of surgical procedures, where 47% of symptoms return within a year of surgery.
By pre-programming condition-based treatment protocols into the equipment, chiropractors can offer better and more predictable treatment than ever before. At the same time, we're able to reduce local muscle spasms and increase the range of movement that these treatments provide.
Where Can Patients Enjoy SIGMA Therapy?
While SIGMA Instruments is an increasingly popular choice for professional chiropractors seeking to offer the best treatment, these devices aren't available everywhere. Highly advanced technology, by its nature, unfortunately often remains inaccessible to the public at large.
For example, our team at Bentin Chiropractic Wellness Center operates one of the only SIGMA Instruments Ultralign devices in the entire state of Florida. We continually invest in our chiropractic practice in order to offer our patients access to the best quality care.