Although chiropractors main method of treatment typically consists of the spinal adjustment (spinal manipulation), chiropractors also employ many adjunctive therapies and applications in order to provide the most effective and efficient relief from neuro muscular-skeletal disorders.
- PRIMARY THERAPY
- ADJUNCTIVE THERAPIES
- Soft Tissue & Massage Therapy
- Therapeutic Exercises
- Therapeutic Stretches
- Physical Modalities
- Employee Health Training & Education
- Dietary & Nutritional Counseling
- Lifestyle Modification Counseling
Spinal adjustments or spinal manipulation is the process of applying a quick but gentle pressure to “subluxated” vertebrae in a corrective manner. The adjustments are not and should not be painful. In fact, most patients look forward to their chiropractic adjustments as they usually provide immediate relief from discomfort and increase one’s sense of well being. Many years of study and practice are necessary to acquire the skills of providing an effective and safe spinal adjustment.Research has shown spinal adjustments to be the most effective treatment in numerous conditions including back pain.This is because spinal adjustments correct many of the structural, biomechanical and neurological abnormalities of the spine which cause or contribute to a high number of back, neck and other non-spinal ailments.
Soft Tissue & Massage Therapy
Exercise For Life
Chiropractors understand the importance of exercise and the essential role it plays in health. We encourage all patients to participate in physical activities which promote cardiovascular health and can assist you finding the right activity. We do recommend those over the age of 40 or those with known health problems to consult our office prior to initiating any exercise regimen.
Exercise For Injuries
Exercises provide many benefits during the healing and preventative stages. Early on, exercise prevents muscle deterioration and promotes joint health. Later on, exercises increase strength, proprioception and stability to protect from new injuries and recurrences of past problems.
There are some physical modalities which in certain cases can provide additional pain relief and accelerated healing. Some of these more common modalities include Shockwave, G-Pulse Magnetic Therapy, Traction Table, Arthrostim, Electroacuscope
G-Pulse Magnetic Bio Stimulation with Laser Light
Conditions that can be treated by G-Pulse/Laser include: muscular strains, sport injuries, acute and chronic muscular skeletal conditions, pain associated with osteoarthritis.
Inflammatory conditions, i.e, bursitis
The Hill Cybex Traction table is used to gently apply long axis traction to the pelvis, lumbar and thoracic spine.
Conditions that can be treated with traction include mild lumbar disc inflammation, mild muscle spasms.
The Arthrostim is used as instrument adjustive techniques for muscular skeletal conditions and pain associated with osteoarthritis. Individuals that may especially benefit from the use of the ArthroStim Instrument includ
- Infants and young children
- Individuals with acute or extreme pain
- Particularly sensitive individuals
- Individuals who dislike being “cracked”
- Elderly individuals
The Electroacuscope is microcurrent therapy used to treat inflammatory soft tissue disorders including muscle strain, ligamentous sprain/strain, whiplash associated disorders, discitis.
Maintaining a regular stretching program once the rehabilitation stage of treatment has been completed will help keep tissues flexible and loose, increasing mobility and preventing the development of new injuries.
Work Health Training & Education
Part of any successful and effective treatment plan should address these issues.
Diet & Nutritional Counseling
Doctors of chiropractic receive thorough training in the areas of human diet and nutrition. We can design a personalized dietary or nutritional program to minimize the risk of developing these killer conditions and to assist your body in achieving and maintaining optimal health and superior wellness.