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Our Chiropractic Techniques

We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our clinical judgment and years of experience.

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:

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Think of an adjustment as “tuning” a piano, adjusting each string so it produces the perfect tone.


After identifying which vertebrae have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is applied to free up “stuck” spinal joints. read more»

Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points, by definition, are points in muscles, ligaments and tendons that are painful to touch. They often cause referred pain to another part of the body. Just as a trigger of a gun causes something to happen somewhere else (where the bullet hits), stimulating trigger points in a muscle, ligament or tendon can cause pain in some seemingly unrelated part of the body… read more»


This Eastern healing discipline works with the energy system of the body flowing over “meridians” throughout the body. Pain relief, along with a myriad of health problems and disorders can be addressed by placing needles at specific points along these energy paths. This is a proven technology used over thousands of years with billions of people.

Auricular Therapy

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Auricular Therapy

Auricular therapy is a form of acupuncture where the surface of the ear is stimulated either by needles or electrically in an effort to provide therapeutic intervention to aid in decreasing pain and discomfort.

In our office, we use mainly electric stimulation of the ear with an instrument called a StimFlex 400A. This device is a convenient, quick, effect and virtually pain-free method to stimulate the acupuncture points of the ear.

We also offer auricular therapy for smoking cessation. This method has successfully helped many individuals decrease their dependence on nicotine and stop smoking. For additional information refer to the online paperwork tab of this website.

Decompression Traction

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Decompression Traction

Decompression traction is computer-controlled traction to aid in decreasing disc bulges of the neck and low back without surgery. This type of therapy, in conjunction with chiropractic care, can be an effective means in decreasing neck and arm pain, as well as low back and leg pain, caused by a disc compressing nerves or degenerated joints irritating nerves.

This new therapy is proving effective for patients who, at one time, would have only had surgery as a choice to correct their neck and low back disc problems.

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let Dr. Joseph Di Carlo know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.

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Chiropractic Techniques | DiCarlo Chiropractic Center | (636) 949-5700