Chiropractic is the largest natural approach to healthcare using neither drugs nor surgery. Chiropractic is a philosophy, art and science of correcting the cause of the problem instead of masking the symptoms. It has been proven very effective in the treatment of:
Low Back Pain
Mid Back Pain
Arm & Leg Pain
Doctors perform x-rays in order to get an inside look at what is going on with the bone structure of the spine and surrounding skeletal structure. From this x-ray, the doctor can tell your current spine angles as well as any potential further issues including the potential for additional information such as an MRI. They literally are blue prints for how healthy your nervous system is.
Adjustments, or manipulation as they're sometimes referred to as, is the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place. These can move out of place for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.
When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak.
An adjustment is often a pressure from the Chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you're cracking your knuckles - this is referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.
Overall, adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level. When the body is in alignment, the body is able to respond and perform as it was designed to.
Custom Foot Orthotics
Orthotics are a great way to help with issues related to walking and alignment. Some of these include, but are not limited to knee, foot and lower back pain. The need for orthotics is often related to an issue with the natural functioning of the foot.
Orthotics will often help to realign the bones within the foot and ankle and therefore take pressure off other parts of the body such as the back, neck, shoulders and hips. In addition, orthotics will help with distributing your weight properly and take further pressure off of toes, bunions and other parts of the foot. Orthotics are really for anyone with an issue or discomfort relating to walking or imbalances in the body that are known to cause related pain.
The great benefit of orthotics is that they can be worn on a daily basis and be utilized during most activities to take further stress off the body. Orthotics can often be prescribed by your Chiropractor and can last well over a year in most cases. This is a great investment into your overall health and well-being.
Chiropractic massage is an excellent method for improving overall health and musculoskeletal efficiency. Massage has a number of beneficial effects on the body and the mind. Some of these include removal of toxins that can build up in the muscles of the body, increased circulation, and increased flexibility in not only the muscles, but also the connective tissue within the body.
Massage also can help with muscle spasms as well as soft tissue injuries. Increasing the movement and reducing the overall recovery time by helping the body in the healing process. In addition, consistent massage has been known to increase balance.
Chiropractic massage has proven to assist in the healing of a large number of conditions including back pain, surgery recovery, eating and sleep disorders as well as high blood pressure and diabetes among others.
Chiropractic is an excellent means of dealing with workers compensation issues. If there's an injury on the job and you've gone down the traditional medical road to be treated, it may be time to give Chiropractic a try. Chiropractors are professionals at dealing with underlying issues that potentially could be missed by medical doctors. Locating the source of your injury could be the difference between fixing an issue and living with something for a long period of time.
In addition to being professionals at uncovering underlying issues, Chiropractors handle the healing process without the need for addictive pain pills and potentially risky surgery. If you've been injured at work, make sure to go see a chiropractor for an initial consultation.
Being in a car accident is a very difficult situation on a number of levels. Your pain is sometimes secondary to the aftermath of having your car at the mechanic as well as the stress of dealing with your insurance and potentially missing work.
While you are in a hurry to get your car fixed and back to normal activities, make sure to see your Chiropractor before you make any major decisions. There could be underlying injuries that a minor stiff neck are not allowing you to uncover. A car accident is a major event and the trauma that come from them could be significant.
Chiropractors are specialists in soft and hard tissue problems including the results that could come from the trauma from a car accident. Make sure you see your Chiropractor to get a full examination.
Spinal Decompression Therapy Table
Spinal decompression therapy is an advanced treatment to relieve pain by creating a scenario in which bulging or herniated disc tissue is able to move back into place and heal. It aims to help patients who suffer from debilitating pain due to bulging, degenerating or herniated discs. It can also be used for pain management and treatment of many causes of sciatica, spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease. Not everyone is a candidate for this specialized treatment.