Phone: 1-828-264-0140

Pulstar & Pro Adjuster




By respecting the value of the nervous system which is protected by the skull and spinal column the biomechanics of these structures and biomechanics of its transport system (the rest of the body and extremities) logical care can improve and maintain health.  For many years we have utilized manual and other Chiropractic techniques to improve function. We have not deserted these methods but over the last 15 years have added an additional method, a very advanced system of analysis and treatment.

We basically have used and continue to use the very latest technology to improve our patients health.  When it comes to the spine and the nervous system we analyze and treat in the most comfortable way.  By determining which area of the body needs improvement and treating those areas in a very accurate and effective way we make visits worth much more than patients cost.



The Pulsar and ProAdjuster are sophisticated piezoelectric transducers (sensors) that integrate with a computer program designed to measure SPINAL motion by applying a very light comfortable tap upon vertebral segments throughout the entire spine. The Advanced Pettibon X-ray technique shows (structure). The Pulstar shows and treats spinal motion abnormalities  thus improving function of the spine and nerve system which controls organs and systems throughout the body.

Examination + experience = ART and together they allow accurate measurable data to determine the correct diagnosis in devising a treatment plan and prognosis.

After 30 years in practice intuitive judgment is developed by experience, training, and knowledge and when combined with accurate technology produces a great outcome in results.

Utilizing the Pulstar exact measurements of motion are computer analyzed and display the relationship of each vertebra to what is normal and how each segment relates to the entire spine. From this data viewed on a computer monitor the testing sensor (handheld probe) becomes a treating instrument that under control of the doctor and with the impulse force calculated by the computer, applies light but extremely fast repeatable and reproducible forces to abnormal segments of the spine until improved motion ensues. The computer calculates the least amount of force needed and lightly treats.

As treatment is applied the computer program senses and displays when vertebral motion has improved. The adjusting instrument and program automatically stops applying the corrective force when motion has been improved.

Batchelor Chiropractic was one of the first few clinics in North Carolina that integrated this space age technology over 12 years ago into patient care. The Pulstar 2014 has the very latest software and sensor development and has shown exceptional accuracy in diagnostics and repeatable treatment with excellent and exciting results.

Pregnant women, babies, athletes, osteoporotic spines, compression fractures, Spinal Stenosis to Senior citizens up into their late 90′s and beyond the Pulstar is safe, effective and feels great.




How does the Pulstar work?

To better understand, let’s examine the idea of palpation. When a Doctor of Chiropractor palpates your spine, they are checking for joint fluidity, motion and or rigidity. Improper motion effecting the nerve function is called a subluxation. In a similar fashion to palpation, the Pulstar can determine whether the vertebra’s motion is too rigid or too fluid. The spine should not be too rigid (hypo-mobile). While using and  the doctor’s judgment and experience as to what areas are hyper-mobile or hypo-mobile we use the Pulstar  to measure objectively precise levels of  spinal motion therefore the Pulstar can isolate a spinal problem area faster and more accurately than manual procedures.

Combine Tradition with Technology

If you have ever “flinched” at something, you know exactly what is meant by this. The piezoelectric sensor in the Pulstar instrument responds and registers information faster than your body’s ability to react. Therefore, a precise and accurate picture of the extent of rigidity or fluidity of each vertebra is reflected and graphed on a computer screen.

A light force is introduced into the vertebra to check motion is reflected back to the piezoelectric sensor  which measures the reflective force, sending it to the computer for interpretation all before the muscles can respond. This is  incredible? This is the same technology and same type of instrument that NASA and other engineers have used in the space program in order to evaluate the integrity of the ceramic cooling tiles on the outside of the space shuttle. The aviation industry, as well as many engineers and health related professions have used this technology in order to test and generate measurable current in a wide range of research.  Piezo Technology has been pioneering ultrasonic transducer and sensor technology for critical specialty applications for a century and its technology is found in hundreds of products requiring precision measurements.

Chiropractic are now is able to use this highly sophisticated technology applied to the human body in order to determine proper function and safe treatment.

How can anything so gentle and comfortable change my spine?

The Pulstar utilizes a precise oscillating force with uninterrupted motion. It is able to increase the mobility of the spinal segments by reducing or enabling motion in the abnormal areas. In other words, the Pulstar is “unsticking” the joint. Have you ever seen a woodpecker tapping in an oscillating fashion on a tree? It is hard to believe, but you can watch them bore right through the hardest wood! The Pulstar taps in much the same way but uses soft tips that are comfortable to the human body and does not create damage. During testing and treatment the piezoelectric sensor instantly evaluates progress and automatically stops upon spinal motion improvement.

Why is the Pulstar so special?

The Pulstar is the most advanced Chiropractic instrument  evaluation and treatment instrumentation in existence today. It is a marvel of technology and allows us to achieve amazing results for our patients!



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Office Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5:45pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:45pm
Thursday 8:30am - 12:00noon
Friday By Appointment
Closed daily from Noon until 2:00pm


Dr. Brad Batchelor

483 Highway 105 Extension
Boone, NC 28607

Phone 828-264-0140

Fax 828-262-1182

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