4 Types of Chiropractic Tables

Chiropractic tables are a professional’s best tool besides their hands. It allows them to efficiently fix musculoskeletal issues. Finding the right table for each chiropractor depends on several things including the kind of adjustments that are performed the most, the patient’s typical size and ability, and the purchasing budget of the chiropractic practice. Here is a list of the top chiropractic tables.

Flexion Tables

Flexion tables are used by many chiropractors to perform a technique developed by James M. Cox, DC. These cushioned, ergonomically designed tables are perfect for patients and chiropractors alike. The flexion tables allow gravity to do the majority of the work when adjusting the spine and can allow chiropractors to use a gentler touch on patients who are older or who have osteoarthritis. It also helps chiropractors ease the tension on their fingers, wrists, arms, and back because they are able to use gravity to do the brunt of the work.

Elevation Tables

Elevation tables are adjustable, allowing the patient to be incredibly comfortable. These tables can be particularly useful for chiropractors who have many patients with different heights and physical abilities. It also has manual drops for lumbar, pelvic, thoracic, and cervical areas.

Hi lo Tables

Hi lo tables are great to help raise patients horizontally and vertically. This may be best for patients who have a difficult time getting onto the table or off of it. Many older patients struggle to get on the table safely and those who have difficult injuries may benefit from a hi lo table. They are typically adjustable from 20” to 30” while helping reduce the wear and tear on therapists. Raising patients to a comfortable level allows chiropractors to make their practice easier on their backs. They can have either manual lifting mechanisms or electric lifting mechanisms. The electric models typically have a foot or hand control which allows the chiropractor to adjust the table easily.

Decompression Tables

Decompression tables are perfect for patients who have a bulging or herniated discs or who are experiencing degeneration from some kind of accident or injury. There are two main kinds of decompression tables. One uses a cable and pulley system to create the stretch in the client’s body while the other has two different portions that move independently from each other. Those with an upper and lower body portion can be more effective at preventing muscle guarding.

Which is Right for You?

Picking the right table for the chiropractic practice depends on many things. It is important to consider the typical patients and their conditions. Some tables are more effective for certain adjustments. The perfect table will vary depending on the practitioner and the patient.

Evan Shaner