Back on Track Family  Chiropractic Center

Dr. Tony Popp

5 South Meridian

Kalispell, MT 59901

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Unique Techniques Available in Our Office

Dr Popp is trained in a variety of techniques which allows him to give more personalized care options. The core training at Palmer College included seven different and well established techniques of spinal and extremity adjusting. In addition he is versed in Activator, Cox Flexion/Distraction, and Webster techniques.

COX Flexion Distraction

Cox technique makes use of flexion-distraction type of decompression to help adjust the spine and improve disc function by:

- Increasing intervertebral disc height, thus removing tension on the annular fibers and the involved spinal nerve.

- Improves circulation

- Dropping pressure within the nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disc

- Increasing the area of the intervertebral foramen by up to 28%

- Essentially realigns the spine by restoring vertebral joints to their proper physiological relationships of motion.

The Cox technique is a well researched and proven option known for its gentle, non-surgical, low force procedure that helps the spine heal properly and keeps the nerve system functioning to its fullest potential!

Webster Technique

The late Larry Webster, D.C., founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), developed a specific chiropractic analysis and adjusting technique which enables trained chiropractors to help establish balance in the pelvis. This is especially useful in treating pregnant women to reduce undue stress to her uterus and supporting ligaments. This balanced state in the pelvis has been clinically shown to allow for optimal fetal positioning and comfort of the mother. 

The ICPA recommends women receive chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy to establish pelvic balance and optimize the room a baby has for development during the pregnancy. If the chiropractor can keep the mother's spine and pelvis balanced, babies have a greater chance of moving to the correct position for birth; the crisis and worry associated with breech and posterior presentations may be avoided altogether. Optimal baby position at the time of birth also decreases the potential for dystocia (difficult labor) and therefore results in easier and safer deliveries for both mother and baby.