"I love to see my patient leave here happy...I've been a Chiropractor now for twenty-five years and have never grown tired of it. Each patient has specific needs and each patient is special to me.

My favorite part of what I do for a living is

making people happy and

healing people naturally."


​     ~ Dr. Vanessa Vajdos, DC

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Glossary of Chiropractic Terms

  • D.C. Abbreviation for "doctor of chiropractic."
  • D.C.M. (Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine). New degree being considered by at least one chiropractic college, which believes that some form of drug therapy may be appropriate for a properly specialized chiropractic practice.
  • Derefield leg check. Test alleged to detect pelvic dysfunction by measuring leg length in a prone (facedown) position. Measurements are obtained with the legs straight and with the knees bent. Leg checks are used by Activator practitioners and others who purport to measure and correct pelvic "imbalances."
  • Directional nonforce technique (DNFT). Method of diagnosing and correcting subluxations by applying thumb pressure to the spine and checking leg length, which supposedly changes when correction is made.
  • Diversified chiropractic technique. Diversified Technique uses a variety of adjustive techniques to detect "subluxations" and to create motion in a vertebral joint. Some of these mobilizing techniques are effective in the treatment of back pain. Chiropractors who use diversified technique are more likely to offer appropriate hands-on spinal manipulation than those who use a “special technique.”
  • Dynamic thrust. Chiropractic adjustment delivered suddenly and forcefully to move vertebrae, often resulting in a popping sound.
  • Enzyme replacement system. Nonsensical approach that correlates recurring "subluxation patterns" with the results of a 24-hour urinalysis (purported to identify "enzyme deficiencies") so that spinal adjustments and nutritional measures can be combined.
  • Flexion-distraction technique. Useful method of stretching the spine in a facedown position on a table that allows manually applied flexion and traction to be applied to specific spinal segments.
  • Full-spine technique. Method of adjusting or manipulating any of the vertebrae from the neck down.
  • Gonstead technique. System of correcting pelvic and sacral "subluxations" to correct secondary subluxations elsewhere in the spine. The alleged problem areas are located by motion palpation and skin-temperature instrument measurement and "confirmed" with full-spine x-ray examination.
  • Grostic procedure. Upper cervical technique that depends upon x-ray examination to measure and detect misalignments between the atlas and the skull. Adjustment can be made with an instrument or be done manually by placing pressure on the side of the neck at the base of the skull.
  • Hole-in-One (H.I.O.). Method of adjusting the atlas (the topmost vertebra at the base of the skull). Proponents claim that this will improve health and facilitate correction of subluxations elsewhere in the spine.
  • Innate Intelligence. An alleged inborn ability of the body to heal itself, which chiropractors believe is enhanced by spinal adjustments.
  • Intervertebral disk. The tough cartilage that serves as a cushion between two vertebrae. Each disk has a gelatinous-like center (nucleus pulposus) that may protrude to form a disk herniation.
  • Kale method. Variety of upper cervical adjustment in which a "toggle adjustment," or a sudden, shallow thrust is applied to the side of the neck to correct atlas subluxations, often in a knee-chest position on a special table.
  • "Killer subluxations." Allegedly misaligned spinal bones that some chiropractors feel can result in fatal illness. The concept is promoted by posters that depict an unrealistically large spinal nerve being pinched by an unrealistically displaced vertebra.
  • Leander's method. Method that utilizes a motorized table for loosening or mobilizing the spine with flexion-distraction-type stretching before a spinal adjustment.
  • Leg-length testing. An unsubstantiated method used to detect alleged subluxations. It is used as part of Activator Methods, Logan basic, Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique, Thompson terminal point technique, and Sacro occipital technique.
  • Listing. Abbreviated description of the position or movement of a "subluxated" vertebra. Many techniques have their own listing system, which can make it difficult for chiropractors to communicate with each other.
  • Locked spinal joint. Sudden binding that occurs when two joint surfaces are shifted out of their normal alignment by an awkward movement that triggers muscle spasm. The result may also be called an "acute locked back."
  • Logan method. A nonthrusting method in which thumb pressure is used to correct alleged sacral subluxations and leg deficiency claimed to affect the entire spine.​

Watson Lane Chiropractic and Wellness

Dr. Vanessa Vajdos DC

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New Braunfels, TX  78132

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