Y-Strap Adjustment in Erie and Longmont, CO

y-strap adjustments in erie and longmont


Many patients seek chiropractic help because they experience lower back pain. This pain often stems from an injury or compression of vertebral discs. This type of injury often leaves patients unable to move normally in extreme pain and very frustrated because they don’t understand their situation. Enter the Y-Strap Adjustment or y-axis traction strap, to use its formal name. This tool gets its name from the clear “Y” shape of the strap and from the fact that the force through the strap is applied to the Y-axis of the body aligned with the spine.

This adjustment requires a skilled chiropractor and a trusting patient. The strap goes around the base of the skull and around the head to provide a sturdy and safe foundation for the doctor to pull. Another form is called an APA where the patient’s hips are stabilized on the table and the axial traction is applied using the physician’s hands. Depending on the patient and their needs, our skilled doctors apply force in either a slow and smooth fashion or a quicker movement known as HVLA. High Velocity, Low Amplitude (HVLA) creates a vacuum within the spinal vertebrae that allows nutrients to flow into the discs.


Now that we’ve answered, “What is Y-Strap style Adjustment?” we can answer the next most common question regarding this chiropractic treatment. “Are Y-Strap and APA adjustments safe?” Put simply, yes! This technique travels through hundreds of years of history and throughout multiple cultures as an effective treatment for back and neck pain. In fact, Y-Strap adjustment creates less opportunity for risk due to the lack of torque involved. Many chiropractic manipulations require perfectly applied torque to move the joints into the correct alignment. This application of torque, when applied incorrectly, can cause pain and damage to the spine. Y-strap adjustments pull the body in a way that elongates and decompresses the spine without torsion, reducing the risk involved.

Our expert chiropractors in Erie and chiropractors in Longmont specialize in safely treating our patients for chiropractic adjustment in Weld County and Boulder County. The Y-Strap adjustment in Erie and Y-Strap adjustment in Longmont provide a further treatment option for patients. We offer these adjustments to ensure that we always meet the needs of our patients and provide the best chiropractic care in Longmont and Erie.


The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont offers Y-Strap adjustments to help patients suffering from back and neck pain! Our expert chiropractors utilize Y-Strap or another form called APA (Automatic Priority Adjustment) adjustments to further our treatment options to provide patients with the relief they need. Contact us to schedule your next chiropractic visit today and mention APA or Y-Strap adjustments! If you’d like to learn more about our other treatments or have questions about what to expect during your first chiropractor visit in Erie or Longmont, call our office today. We will gladly answer any questions, give us a call at 303-828-3000 or 303-772-1950!

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Dr. David Ehrmantraut, DC, SFDN

Dr. David Ehrmantraut, DC, SFDN

Dr. Dave's clinics have received multiple accolades, being voted "Best of Boulder" and "Best of the West" nine times. He has treated numerous world-class athletes and is dedicated to providing the best results for his patients in the shortest possible time.