The Thompson technique uses a specialized table with mobile segments called drop pieces. These segments include cervical, thoracic, lumbar and pelvic drops. The drop piece segments utilize a weighing mechanism to enable a sufficient tension, which maintains the drop piece section in an elevated or “up” position (approximately 2cm). As the Chiropractor delivers the spinal adjustment the table drops. The Drop pieces allow small, fast and specific impulses, which minimize the force needed for an effective adjustment. This helps increase and restore normal spinal function and alleviate pain. The Thompson Technique is quite a comfortable adjusting technique for many people.