DeCosta Chiropractic Office is a modern facility known for its range of Chiropractic techniques and other services.

The Zenith Thompson Pneumatic Terminal Point Drop Table

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Technological advances in adjusting table design also allow for extremely effective correction of spinal misalignments called vertebral subluxations. This is done without the need for high torque rotational techniques such as side posture adjustments.

The use of the Zenith Thompson Pneumatic Terminal Point Drop Table also enables the chiropractor to provide an alternative to forceful or leverage-type adjusting techniques. With minimal force and discomfort for the patient, these adjustments are given utilizing the principles of Newtonian Physics incorporated into the drop mechanisms of the table.

With a low-force, high-velocity adjustment, the chiropractor need only apply a light thrust, setting the drop mechanism free and passing momentum to the patient. A small applied force speedily releases vertebral subluxations at the “terminal point”, defined as the termination of the drop’s motion.

The terminal point drop device can be used to reduce or eliminate the force needed for an adjustment, due to the drop’s tremendous mechanical advantage. When the drop releases, the low force adjustment exerts a minimum of pressure on the spinal joints, and thus there is less discomfort for the patient.

The use of the Impulse Adjusting Instrument or the drop table allow the use of advanced technology to achieve spinal correction with the most patient comfort.

Modern chiropractic offers many benefits for health-conscious individuals, using advanced technology to help make adjustments a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

The Impulse Adjusting Instrument

WhiteImpulseChiropractic adjustments help stimulate the body to heal itself. Traditionally, chiropractors have used single high-energy thrusting and pulling moves to adjust areas of the body. Just as lasers have replaced scalpels in some surgeries, advanced technology has become available to chiropractors to assist in delivering chiropractic adjustments.

Dr. DeCosta and thousands of other doctors around the world now use the Impulse Adjusting Instrument® in the care of their patients. This patented and FDA registered device was specifically created to deliver gentle and precise chiropractic adjustments to the joints of the spine and extremities to relieve pain and restore function. The Impulse Adjusting Instrument® is controlled by micro-computer circuitry housed within the device that produces a controlled force that chiropractors can use to treat different areas of the body.

Impulse adjusting is a new technique developed to provide controlled treatments to the specific areas you’re having trouble with.

Impulse adjustments are high-tech. There is no popping or cracking with these adjustments , but rather very precise and targeted adjustments designed to specifically care for just the right areas.

Years of research have gone into the development of the Impulse Adjusting Instrument to create gentle chiropractic adjustments that are safe and effective for patients of all ages.

Born out of years of research, the unique benefits of the Impulse Adjusting Instrument include:

Extreme Speed

Impulse is twice as fast as other adjusting instruments and 100x faster than manual chiropractic adjustments. The gentle thrust is faster than the body’s tendency to tighten up and resist the adjustment.

Controlled Force

Impulse has three different force settings for different parts of the body and to treat patients of all ages. The controlled low force thrust of Impulse make adjustments comfortable.

Frequency Tuned Waveform

Impulse is specifically tuned to the natural frequency of the body that joints, muscles and nerves respond to, optimizing results for patients.

What Does It Feel Like?

Chiropractic adjustments with the Impulse Adjusting Instrument® feel like a light tapping sensation on the area that is being treated.

In most cases the treatment is painless and after the adjustment many patients feel relief of pain and improved mobility. Others report a sense of well-being or a soothing calm feeling. Of course, results vary from case to case and chronic conditions, inflammation or muscle spasms may delay these positive effects.

The Benefits

The Impulse Adjusting Instrument permits Dr. DeCosta to maintain the effectiveness of your adjustment while reducing the amount of force that is applied. This dynamic combination allows the doctor to comfortably manage a wider range of cases.

Individuals that may especially benefit from the use of the Impulse Adjusting Instrument include:

  • infants and young children
  • patients in acute pain
  • particularly sensitive patients
  • patients who dislike being ‘cracked’
  • elderly patients

Dr. DeCosta may use the Impulse Adjusting Instrument by itself, or in combination with other adjusting methods, depending on the approach he feels is best for your specific case.

Paraspinal Thermal Imaging (CPTI)

tytron c3000Paraspinal Thermal Imaging is a safe, painless, and reliable diagnostic test that measures the infrared heat emitted from the body’s surface; without the use of radiation. Unlike many other tests, Paraspinal Thermal Imaging is unique in that it displays how the nervous system is functioning. Since the health of the nervous system can determine the health of the body, this examination provides critical information which is vital to your care.

How Does Paraspinal Thermal Imaging Work? The process is based on a precise analysis of the body’s surface temperature along the spine. Differences in temperature between opposite sides of the spine are compared to established normal values in the same way blood tests are. The significance of these temperature differences indicate the presence of abnormal nervous system function. Paraspinal Thermal Imaging has been found to detect the cause of many conditions which have eluded other diagnostic tests.


The above images show how Paraspinal Thermal Imaging is used to detect when your nervous system is malfunctioning and when it has been restored to normal with proper care.