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Watson Lane Chiropractic and Wellness

Dr. Vanessa Vajdos DC

6781 Farm to Market 1102

New Braunfels, TX  78132

Phone: (830) 632-5008

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Glossary of Chiropractic Terms​

  • Surrogate testing. A senseless method of diagnosing problems by testing the muscle strength of a third person who is touching the patient. Some chiropractors use this method to diagnose allergies, deficiencies, and other alleged problems in infants and small children.
  • Sweat method. Atlas orthogonal technique in which the atlas is adjusted using a special table and a solenoid stylus placed against the side of the neck just behind and below the ear.
  • Thermography. A diagnostic procedure that images heat from body surfaces. Commonly used by chiropractors but has not been found to be effective in locating pinched nerves or subluxated vertebrae.
  • Thompson terminal point technique. A chiropractic adjustment performed on a table in which the supporting cushions drop an inch or two when a thrust is applied to the spine. Practitioners locate "subluxations" by checking leg lengths with the legs straight, the knees bent, or the head turned to either side.
  • Thoracic vertebrae. There are twelve vertebrae in the thoracic or upper-back portion of the spine.
  • Toftness method. Method in which a handheld "Toftness Radiation Detector" is used to locate subluxated vertebrae and pinched nerves so that they can then be corrected with spinal adjustments. Although the FDA has banned the device, a few chiropractors still use it.
  • Toggle recoil technique. Manipulation performed with a sudden shallow thrust (toggle) followed by quick withdrawal (recoil) of the chiropractor's hands while the patient is relaxed.
  • Total body modification (T.B.M.). Method that involves locating stressed organs or body areas so that "tried and tested reflex points and muscle testing" can be used to stimulate specific areas of the spine. This supposedly restores balance to the nervous system by stimulating nerve cells in the brain, which enables the brain to regain control of the body and guide it back to health.
  • Upper cervical specific. Technique that uses a number of specific chiropractic adjustments designed to correct atlas and upper cervical subluxations.
  • Vax-D (vertebral axial decompression). A high-priced form of traction using a device that stretches and releases the spine while the patient lies facedown.
  • Vertebra. Bony segment of the spine that encircles and helps protect the spinal cord and nerves. The plural of vertebra is vertebrae.
  • Vertebral artery. Arteries, one on each side, that thread through holes in the six upper cervical vertebrae. Sudden rotation during neck manipulation can injure them and interrupt blood flow to the lower part of the brain, causing a stroke.
  • Vertebral subluxation complex. A "modern" chiropractic term for the chiropractic subluxation.
  • Vitalism. The concept that the functions of an organism are due to a "vital principle" or "life force" distinct from the physical forces explainable by the laws of physics and chemistry. Chiropractors refer to that force as "Innate Intelligence."
  • "Yet disease." A technique for selling chiropractic care by asking people whether they have experienced various symptoms "yet."

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday:  9:00 am - 12 Noon

Sunday:  Closed

"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