The Impulse adjusting instrument is an ISO Certified and FDA registered medical device. Hurst Chiropractic has joined a group of progressive chiropractors who incorporate this computerized chiropractic technology.

This technology allows chiropractors to deliver highly specific treatments that target the underlying source of a patient’s pain and dysfunction. Conditions including low back pain, whiplash, neck pain, and headaches are effectively managed by Chiropractors without the need for medications. It also provides us the ability to treat extremity conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder problems, knee pain, and foot pain.

Spinal joints that are out of alignment or not moving properly can affect your health by negatively impacting biomechanics and irritating delicate spinal nerves. When irritated, these nerves alert your brain that something is wrong. Symptoms, including pain, are usually the result. Nerve signals are also sent to your muscles to forcefully stabilize and protect the area. You may feel stiff, sore, and tired. As opposed to taking pain masking drugs, which can be dangerous for your long-term health, chiropractic care seeks to locate the source of your symptoms and address the underlying cause, so the problem does not keep recurring.

Our goal is to identify all your problem areas—even those that may not be painful yet. Chiropractic adjusting aims to restore your body’s natural motion and function, correcting the underlying cause of your symptoms. Typically pain only starts after the problem has advanced significantly, much like how a cavity takes time to become a tooth ache. Whether you are in pain or getting it addressed before that, the Impulse allows us to adjust in a way that is comfortable and as painless as possible.

What does it feel like?

Chiropractic adjustments with the Impulse adjusting instrument feels 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.


EXTREME SPEED.  Impulse is twice as fast as other adjusting instruments and 100 times faster than typical manual chiropractic adjustments. The gentle thrust is faster than the body’s tendency to tighten up and resist the adjustment—less force is required for the same correction.

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 the Impulse adjusting instrument makes treatments very comfortable.

FREQUENCY TUNED WAVEFORM.  Impulse is specifically tuned to the natural frequency of the body that joints, muscles, and nerves respond to—optimizing the amount of correction, without having to ramp up the force.

YEARS OF RESEARCH have gone into the development of the Impulse adjusting instrument to create gentle and specific chiropractic adjustments that are safe and effective for patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly.