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Thompson Technique

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Early chiropractors noticed that subluxations would produce the appearance of a short, or contracted leg. Using a protocol of comparing leg lengths while the patient turned their head and moved their limbs, helped determine whether the subluxation was in the upper, middle or lower back.

Drop Table (Thompson Technique)


What patients often notice first is our segmental “drop” table. Individual cushions or “drop pieces” located along our table surface, support each area of your spine until the thrust is delivered. Then, each drop-piece gently gives way, reducing the amount of energy needed to move a specific spinal segment. This allows the doctor to manipulate the spine with no twisting. Rarely will you hear an audible “popping” noise. This technique is especially good when you are experiencing pain that is not allowing you to roll over or twist.

Dr. Michael Ellis
Crossville Chiropractor | Gateway Chiropractic Center | 931-484-3135

1020 N. Main St.
Crossville, TN 38555