What is Impulse-IQ?

The Impulse-IQ technique is a chiropractic adjusting system that is the highest level of technology we have in the chiropractic profession. Inside the Impulse is a motion sensor (in the tip of the instrument) that determines how well your spinal joints are moving. In the base of the instrument is a computer which takes the information from the motion sensor and programs an adjustment (aka manipulation) specific to the spinal joint mobility.

Dr. Picard
Why Impulse-IQ?
I have always been a fan of technology mostly because I enjoy it and because I see the value of keeping up with the times. There are many reasons why I chose Impulse-IQ over other adjusting systems. I am a big fan of research and the Impulse has been extensively studied and published in 50 peer reviewed medical journals.  That say’s a lot about this instrument. I have been in practice for 25 years and to be frank, I have not seen anything quite like this by way of the tech and the results. Impulse adjustments are 100X faster than manipulation by hand.  You’d have to be a rock star chiropractor to deliver consistent adjustments on every patient at the speed of light. If you’re in pain, you should definitely experience this for yourself.  You will see how effortless it is to be pain free and well again.”

 

How does the Impulse-IQ adjusting system work?

ImpulseIQ_spineOnce the doctor determines the area of involvement the instrument is placed over the vertebrae and it delivers a small impulse to the spine measuring how well the motion is over the spinal joints. If decreased movement or joint restriction is found, the spineImpulse-IQ well send the signal to the computer and it will program a treatment specific to you. The Impulse will begin to deliver a specific adjustment sequence until the spinal joints are moving correctly. Once normal motion is established in the spine the instrument will turn off and the adjustment is completed. The vertebra are now released from restriction possibly due to a misalignment, muscle inhibition or other factors, and subsequent nerve impingement is also released. This will dramatically reduce pain in as little as one visit. More chronic conditions may need multiple visits to completely handle a problem.

 

What does the Impulse-IQ feel like?

The Impulse-IQ chiropractic technique delivers a gentle low force chiropractic treatment that is very impulse1comfortable to the patient. It feels like a gentle tapping sensation on your back. The tapping can be in the form of a fast or slow frequency or it may start out slow and then speed up during the session as your spinal joint become more mobile and less restricted. This frequency is set by the instrument and determined by your body. No two adjustments are the same. No matter what the frequency, the instrument is very comfortable and is safe for children and the elderly.

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Is there cracking or popping?

The Impulse-IQ not only helps neck and back pain but it also is very effective on other joints of the body as well. If there’s joint restriction and pain, the Impulse will effectively release and align the joint so that normal biomechanics can take place and healing can begin. As a matter of fact the Impulse is so gentle it can be used on the jaw to align and reestablish proper biomechanics of the TMJ.