Spanish Chiropractor in San Antonio

Spanish Chiropractor in San Antonio

As a Spanish chiropractor in San Antonio, Dr. Samaniego provides chiropractic adjustment for car accident survivors. Here are a few types of adjustments he may perform during a typical session.

Direct Thrust Technique

Also referred to as high velocity, low amplitude method or mobilization with impulse, the direct thrust technique is one of the oldest and most popular types of manual therapy used by chiropractors. This type of adjustment involves pulling instead of pushing against body structures and monitoring the increased restraint.

This technique is used for:

  • Spinal realignment
  • “Cracking” or “popping” the back
  • Providing pain relief
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Improving range of motion

Spinal Mobilization

This technique involves passive movement of a specific spinal section to help improve range of motion. Spinal mobilization may be used to:

  • Decrease pain in the spine
  • Increase range of motion
  • Re-align spinal segments

Articulatory Technique

A chiropractor may use the articulatory technique to restore a dysfunctional joint. By using high to moderate amplitude forces, the chiropractor will engage the joint’s full range of motion to help alleviate pain.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release refers to a group of manual procedures done to alleviate tension in the fascia of the body. During the adjustment, the chiropractor will apply sustained pressure to relieve stiffness and pain. This technique can benefit the joints, bones, tendons, cartilage, ligaments, and soft tissue. Myofascial release can help:

  • Support muscle relaxation
  • Improve tissue recovery
  • Reduce soreness
  • Reduce or suppress trigger point pain and sensitivity
  • Reduce adhesions along with scar tissue
  • Increase joint range of motion
  • Improve neuromuscular efficiency
  • Regulate the production of cytokines
  • Decrease neuromuscular hypertonicity
  • Promote the growth and repair of muscle tissue
  • Decrease the effects of stress

Muscle Energy Technique

Dr. Samaniego, a Spanish chiropractor in San Antonio, may use the muscle energy technique to help alleviate back pain and improve musculoskeletal function. This technique incorporates directed and controlled constrictions to help stretch a muscle and address a range of symptoms caused by acute somatic dysfunction due to whiplash injury or severe muscle spasms caused by a fall.

The technique is used for:

  • Stretching tight or weak muscles
  • Increasing range of motion
  • Promoting healing
  • Reducing muscle spasms
  • Relieving soft tissue pain

Spinal Manipulation

This type of adjustment technique involves assessing each individual vertebra for movement to determine which spinal discs are moving improperly. Spinal manipulation may benefit patients experiencing:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Localized inflammation
  • Misaligned spinal segments

Functional Technique

The chiropractor will use the functional technique to target affected joints with the goal of eliminating restriction, improving mobility, relieving pain, and reducing inflammation.


This method involves gently stretching the spine to allow the chiropractor to use a gentle pumping method to correct spinal alignment. Flexion-Distraction can be used to:

  • Address sciatica
  • Increase disc and joint motion
  • Treat herniated discs
  • Relieve pinched nerves

Gonstead Method

This chiropractic technique is commonly used to relieve long-term back pain. The Gonstead Method is used to address:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Hip or pelvic misalignments
  • Inflammation
  • Chronic pain

As a Spanish chiropractor in San Antonio, Dr. Samaniego provides chiropractic adjustment for car accident survivors. If you’re experiencing back pain or neck pain, give My Doctor Sam a call to schedule an appointment and get the care you deserve.